New Assessment of Contraceptive Availability in Uganda = Trainwreck

August 4, 2016 • Daily Email Recap

Uganda: Rampant Contraceptive Stock-Outs Frustrate Family Planning
Despite Uganda’s family planning policy being so liberal that it allows all sexually-active women and men to use contraception for family planning without consent from their partners or parents, the rate of contraceptive use is still low.
At 36 per cent, Uganda’s family planning unmet need is one of the highest in Africa. One of the major barriers to family planning access has been the rampant stock-outs of contraceptives in government health facilities. Addressing this problem is very crucial.

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