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Amuru district introduces peer clubs to keep teenage mothers in school

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amuru district education department has introduced peer clubs to keep pregnant girls and teenage mothers in school. The clubs, which will constitute pregnant girls, teenage mothers, and selected learners will be used to fight stigma, de-campaign teenage pregnancies, and sexual abuse as well as encourage …

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Educators tasked to offer psychosocial support to teenage mothers

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Gulu District Education Department has tasked all headteachers in primary and secondary schools to offer psychosocial support to pregnant girls and teenage mothers who will resume studies next week. The directive issued during a meeting with all school headteachers in Gulu city is aimed …

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Teenage mothers overwhelm medical camp at Bunjako landing site

Mpigi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A free medical camp organised at Bunjako landing site in Buwama sub-county, Mpigi district has attracted hundreds of teenage mothers bringing to fore, the problem of teenage pregnancies that has spread across the country. The Maternal and Child Health Community outreach organised by the Rotary …

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Luwero teenage mothers struggle to look after children

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several teenage mothers in Luwero district are appealing for skills training to enable them to look after themselves and their children. According to Luwero District Health report, at least 16,163 girls below the age of 19 years got pregnant in the 2020/21 financial year. Of …

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Myths, side effects discourage Mayuge teenagers from birth control

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Teenage mothers in Mayuge district have shunned away birth control methods over myths attached to family planning services. Speaking to URN during one of  Marie Stopes reproductive health outreaches activities at Bukatube health center III on Thursday, several teenage mothers said that most women …

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Child mothers overwhelm Arua hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Arua Regional Referral Hospital is overwhelmed by the high number of teenage mothers seeking maternity and antenatal services. Sr. Lilly Awili, the in-charge maternity ward at Arua regional referral hospital notes that more than 20 girls below 20 years deliver at the facility in …

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