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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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Lockdown exposed more youths to drug and substance abuse – Counsellors

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Drug abuse among the youths is reported to be on the rise, leaving hundreds of teenagers struggling with substance use disorders, some of which affect their mental and physical abilities. According to rehabilitation expert, Richard Muhangi of Recovery Solutions Treatment and Counseling Centre in Kampala, …

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High number of teenagers are dying due to abortion complications – MOH

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sixteen-year-old Loyce, a former secondary student in Mayuge district conceived during the lockdown last year. Scared and confused, Loyce decided to perform an abortion. Unfortunately, she developed sepsis and passed away seven days later. Her sister Mary Nabirye says that there was little they could …

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Katakwi registers record 1,173 teenage pregnancies

Katakwi, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Katakwi District has recorded 1,173 teenage pregnancies in the last seven months. This is part of the report compiled by the District Probation Report from various partners in different sub-counties and Katakwi General Hospital.   According to the report, Katakwi Town Council leads with 190 cases, …

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