Unclear abortion laws in Uganda leave women who are raped unsure of options
Posted on Jun 12, 2019 by Global Press News Service
by Nakisanze Segawa, Reporter
KAMPALA, UGANDA — When Irene hands her granddaughter a piece of bread, the six-year-old grins widely.
That smile never appears when the child’s mother is around, Irene says. “Sometimes, I feel like she senses that she is a mawemuko.”
In the Luganda language, the word “mawemuko” refers to a child conceived from incest.
How abortion stigma is exposing medical students to risky behaviors in Uganda
20th April, 2018
Sex is a reality, and we are proud to be sex-positive. As long as people are engaging in consensual experiences, safe2choose encourages and supports it. We do so by sharing accurate and stigma-free information, as well as facilitating access to safe abortion methods.
True autonomy comes with deep understanding of your options, your risks and your benefits. Therefore, one can never be autonomous without education on sexual and reproductive health and rights. Sadly, that’s exactly what we have witnessed among medical students from Uganda.
‘More Ugandan women aged 40 and above seek abortion services’
Wednesday March 7 2018
By ANTHONY WESAKA
KAMPALA. Women above 40 years are increasingly accessing abortion services in the country, a senior gynaecologist attached to Mulago national referral hospital has revealed.
Dr Charles Kiggundu explained that this trend has taken the medical world by surprise since it’s usually abortions among teenagers that are common.