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Tayebwa calls for dialogue on contraceptive use

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa has called for more discussions about the use of contraceptives as a means of stopping unwanted pregnancies. Tayebwa made this call while meeting a delegation of the All Party Parliamentary Group from the United Kingdom on Monday, 30 May 2022. The …

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Budaka prioritizes family planning to counter high teenage pregnancies

25.8percent of teenage girls in Budaka get pregnant before making 18 years of age Budaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Budaka district officials have decided to prioritize the provision of family planning services to counter the high rate of teenage pregnancies majorly among school-going children, which has continued baffling the local …

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PWDs demand improved access to reproductive health services

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Persons with Disabilities in Bundibugyo and Kasese districts have asked policymakers to enact laws that will ease their access to reproductive health services. They specifically want a house-to-house delivery of family planning services to households accommodating PWDs. Sarah Kabagenyi, the chairperson of Bundibugyo District Association …

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Contraceptive shortage hits Bundibugyo health centres

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a general stock out of contraceptives in health centres across Bundibugyo district. The most sought after contraceptives include Sayana press and Depo Provera injectable contraceptives which last for 13 weeks to prevent pregnancy. However, most of the facilities visited by Uganda Radio Network had …

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Kasese registers increase in uptake of family planning services

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is an improved uptake of family planning services in Kasese district following the easing of the nationwide lockdown. At the end of July this year, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni eased the second nationwide lockdown he announced on June 18th, 2021, to contain the second wave …

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As population ages, China allows couples to have three children

China relaxes family planning rules to allow three children per couple Beijing, CHINA |  XINHUA |  Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Monday chaired a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee to hear reports on major policy measures …

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