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Luwero registers high uptake of contraceptives among teenagers

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Atleast 78,442 teenagers sought contraceptives in Luwero district in the financial year 2020/21. According to the Luwero District Health report for the financial year, atleast 6,536 teenagers between 10-19 years sought contraceptives per month on average. The report indicates the most sought contraceptives by teenagers …

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Population explosion worries Pallisa officials

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pallisa district authorities have raised a red flag over the rapid population growth there. According to information from the district, the population in Pallisa stands at over 400,000 from 270,000 people in 2014 District officials say the rapid population increase has pilled pressure on …

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Contraceptives dispensed haphazardly in Uganda – Study

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new study has shown that 43% of health workers in facilities offering contraceptives are not qualified. Consequently, most women don’t even get to know why a method is picked for them, nor what disadvantages may arise from using it. The study was conducted between …

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More women seeking family planning services at Kasese HC III

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is an increase in the number of women seeking contraceptives in Kasese town. Joy Biira, a nursing officer at Kasese Municipal Health Center III, says they have registered an increase in the number of women seeking family planning services since the lockdown started. According …

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Activists call for single method for pregnancy and HIV protection

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | After a trial ruled out any increased risks of HIV acquisition associated with use of contraceptives – implants, depo provera injections and copper inter uterine device, activists are now calling for research into a method that can provide double protection against both HIV and pregnancy …

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Experts decry constant shortage of contraceptives

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Family planning experts say there is still constant stock out of family planning products at the different health facilities. According to Robina Biteyi, the Executive Director White Ribbon Alliance, there are no implants at the National Medical Stores. She said other challenges that are …

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Contraceptives run out of stock

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a stock out of contraceptives in health centres across the country. The contraceptives are Sayana press, implants and Intrauterine Device-IUD. Women who have been visiting Kawempe General Referral hospital seeking Sayana and Depo Provera injectable contraceptives have for the past one week been …

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Here is why your teens might need contraceptives

Global Family Planning giant boss blames officials for letting their beliefs get in the way of their professional responsibility Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | Social marketing is increasingly being embraced in dealing with public health problems which require behavioral change worldwide. In Uganda, the Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG) has …

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