UGANDA – CEHURD: Multi-sectoral Dialogue on Teenage Pregnancy, Unsafe Abortion and Maternal Health

Prof. Ben Twinomugisha is an advocate for safe and legal abortion in Uganda. He delivered the keynote address at the multi-sectoral dialogue on #TeenagePregnancy #UnsafeAbortion and #MaternalHealth in Uganda for International Safe Abortion Day. He said that the strongest opposition to #Abortion comes from the Roman Catholic Church. #MaternalHealth is protected under the national, regional and international laws. The #MaputoProtocol, which has been ratified by Uganda, is one of them. Source: @CSMMUA

UGANDA – COHERINET staff and community members talk to health service providers

To mark Safe Abortion Day, 28 September 2019, COHERINET staff and selected community members from the grassroots level interacted with health service providers at Kawempe National Referral Hospital in the Family Planning & Gynaecology Wards. The interactions aimed at discussing barriers to access and availability of abortion, and provision of comprehensive abortion care services, especially for the poor women and girls from local communities. During the discussions, a Community Women’s Council leader emphasised the need … Continued

UGANDA – Experts call for safe abortion as part of essential health package for women

“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.” It was hard for her to accept the news, since she saw this as an end to her dream of becoming a teacher. I knew, without doubt, that I would be expelled from school and banished from home by my parents. I spent days in agony, … Continued

UGANDA – Why we should prevent unsafe abortion

In July 2018 a woman living in a Kampala suburb hired a 17-year-old maid. She soon noticed the maid tended to sleep a lot and was also using a lot of sanitary towels. A week later, the girl admitted she had abdominal pain, and there was growing evidence that she had intermittent bleeding from her vagina, including episodes of heavy bleeding. The woman made an appointment to take her to a gynaecologist. At first, the … Continued

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