Human Rights Implications of Inadequate Contraceptive Access and Use in Uganda

Human Rights Implications of Inadequate Contraceptive Access and Use in Uganda

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Family planning services and contraceptives are critical in the prevention of unintended pregnancies, miscarriages, unsafe abortions and maternal deaths. Hence, they improve the health of women and the overall well-being of families.

Over time, there has been commendable effort from Government of Uganda, with support from development partners, as well as non-government actors to ensure access to family planning goods and services. CEHURD commends all actors that are making a contribution towards the health and well-being of women and their families.

However, in spite of these efforts, contraceptive access and use in Uganda remains a major challenge. The reasons for the slow progress have been widely researched and documented. CEHURD, in partnership with Center for Reproductive Rights undertook a fact-finding exercise to collect experiences from women, men, service providers, program managers and policy makers with provision, access and utilization of contraceptives. This report summarizes the findings from this exercise.