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Unclear Abortion Laws in Uganda Leave Women Who Are Raped Unsure of Options

Region: Uganda

Topics: Reproductive Rights

In Uganda, abortions remain illegal in most circumstances, despite proposals to amend the current law. But it hasn’t stopped women from seeking them out, even with a high rate of abortion-related complications.

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Uganda Takes Aim at Alcohol Advertising to Stop Women From Drinking While Pregnant

Region: Uganda

Topics: HealthLegislationReproductive Rights

Women get plenty of messages from the alcoholic-beverage industry promoting consumption. But most women aren’t getting the message that they shouldn’t drink while pregnant. And now the government is taking steps to change that.

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Ugandan Mothers Opt for Traditional Birth Attendants Despite Risks, Illegality

Region: Uganda

Topics: HealthReproductive Rights

Many expectant mothers in Uganda choose to travel long distances and forgo free public health care in favor of traditional birth attendants, who provide a more comfortable childbirth experience, they say. There’s just one problem: Traditional birth attendants were outlawed eight years ago.

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Societal Pressure, Early Marriage Fuel Teen Pregnancy Rate in Uganda

Region: Uganda

Topics: EducationHuman RightsReproductive Rights

Statistics reveal that 25 percent of teens in Uganda are bearing children.

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Teen Pregnancy Rates Remain High, Sex Education Low in Uganda

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