Uganda – Unwanted pregnancy? Who is to blame?

September 18, 2020
Doreen N Kyampeire, RedPepper Editorial

Growing up in a typical African home, girls are usually told not to bring home a pre-marital pregnancy and boys not to impregnate someone’s daughter out of wedlock. This threat by parents and guardians poses a mystery to the African child of how exactly this said “evil” happens.

They are never given the full detail on how pregnancy actually happens. This points to a very large gap in sexuality education. The little information got is from the senior women and men teachers in schools which is usually not comprehensive.

Continued: http://redpepper.co.ug/2020/09/doreen-n-kyamp-oped/


Marie Stopes Uganda speaks out on COVID-19, population growth

Julius Businge, The Independent
July 14, 2020   

As Uganda joined the rest of the world to
commemorate the World Population Day on July 11, Marie Stopes Uganda, a health
focused international organization working in Uganda urged the government and
other actors to work towards having a healthy and productive population to
achieve social economic transformation.

This year’s day commemoration came at a time when the country and the rest of
the world governments were relaxing restrictions put in place earlier to combat
the spread of coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Uganda had by press time,
recorded a total of 1,029 coronavirus cases with 0 deaths.

Continued: https://www.independent.co.ug/marie-stopes-uganda-speaks-out-on-covid-19-population-growth/


Uganda – Student aborts, dies at man’s home in lockdown

Student aborts, dies at man’s home in lockdown

Thursday May 21 2020
By ANDREW BAGALA

A female student at the International Paramedics Institute on Masaka Road has died while terminating pregnancy at her boyfriend’s home in Kampala City.

The 20-year-old, who had been released from medical school after its closure due to the lockdown, was rushed to a clinic in Lugooba village, Kawempe Division in Kampala in an unresponsive state yesterday evening.

Continued: https://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Student-aborts-dies-man-home-lockdown/688334-5559156-x0ygtvz/index.html


Archbishop of Uganda urges women to use contraception during lockdown

Archbishop of Uganda urges women to use contraception during lockdown

By Brinkwire
April 19, 2020

Family planning group hails Stephen Kazimba Mugalu’s break with Anglican tradition, but Catholic officials brand advice immoral

The new archbishop of Uganda has become the first primate of the country’s Anglican church to embrace the use of modern contraceptives after urging women to be “very careful” to avoid getting pregnant during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Continued: https://en.brinkwire.com/canada/archbishop-of-uganda-urges-women-to-use-contraception-during-lockdown/


Uganda – Abortion in marriages is rising up

Abortion in marriages is rising up

DAVID MAFABI | PML Daily Senior Staff Writer
March 26, 2020

MBALE – When Ms Sarah Nambozo got married, she had her family life planned out well. This is because she did not want to produce too early, too soon, too often and too late.

Her plan and target was to have three children and remain at her workplace stable by the age of 35. And everything had gone according to the plan by the time she gave birth to her third born in February 2017.

continued: https://www.pmldaily.com/features/2020/03/abortion-in-marriages-is-rising-up.html


Uganda – To Achieve Gender Equality, There is Need to Advance the Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights of Women

To Achieve Gender Equality, There is Need to Advance the Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights of Women

The Tower Post,
March 8, 2020
By Charles Owekmeno

This Sunday 8th March 2020 marks 45 years since the United Nations adopted the celebration of International Women’s day. Over these years a lot of progress and gains have been made towards achieving gender equality but for a majority of women especially in developing countries, equality still remains a far-fetched dream due to dominant-negative masculinities and patriarchal set up in most communities.

As we commemorate this years’ International Women’s day “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights” it is important to reflect on how sexual and reproductive health challenges have continued to stand in the women’s and girls’ aspirations towards realizing gender equality.

Continued: https://thetowerpost.com/2020/03/08/to-achieve-gender-equality-there-is-need-to-advance-the-sexual-reproductive-health-and-rights-of-women/


Uganda – Global gag rule is cutting off funding for much needed health services

Global gag rule is cutting off funding for much needed health services

Thursday February 13 2020
By Moses Mulumba

For close to 15 years, I have been working as a health and human rights advocate, focusing on ensuring social justice in health systems for the most vulnerable.

Unsurprisingly, I have witnessed that women, mothers and young girls continue to be the major users of the health system. This is largely because of the critical maternal function they perform in society.

Continued: https://www.monitor.co.ug/OpEd/Commentary/Global-gag-rule-cutting-off-funding-needed-health-services/689364-5454164-4g5tupz/index.html


Uganda – Closing policy gaps for survivors of sexual violence

Closing policy gaps for survivors of sexual violence

Dec 3,2019

Unsafe abortion continues to contribute significantly to maternal mortality and morbidity in Uganda

To mark the 16 Days of Activism against gender based violence, Dr Kayondo Simon Peter, Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Project Coordinator for the FIGO Advocating for Safe Abortion project at the Association of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Uganda (AOGU), highlights how a policy gap is denying access to safe abortion for survivors of sexual violence, as well as other women.

Continued: https://www.figo.org/news/closing-policy-gaps-survivors-sexual-violence


Uganda – Gynaecologists call for safe abortion as part of essential health package for women

Gynaecologists call for safe abortion as part of essential health package for women

By DAVID MAFABI | PML Daily Senior Staff Writer
Posted on October 3, 2019

KAMPALA – “When the doctor told me that we needed to discuss the results of my pregnancy test, I already knew I was pregnant; because I was just recovering from rape,”

Oliver tested for pregnancy and the result was positive. It was hard for her to accept the news, since she saw this as an end to her dream of becoming a teacher.

Continued: http://www.pmldaily.com/features/2019/10/gynaecologists-call-for-safe-abortion-as-part-of-essential-health-package-for-women.html


Uganda – Let us act against teenage pregnancy and unsafe abortions

Let us act against teenage pregnancy and unsafe abortions
These are serious public health, human rights and social equity dilemmas that must be addressed

Added 30th September 2019
By Umar Wewala

One in every four teenage girls in Uganda aged 15-19 years is a mother a child or pregnant. 42% of all the pregnancies among adolescents in Uganda are unintended.

Under the existing restrictive SRHR environment, a significant number of these pregnancies end up in unsafe abortions or culminate into pregnancy complications, sometimes leading to death.

Continued: https://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1507768/us-act-teenage-pregnancy-unsafe-abortions