Informed Consent In The Provision Of Sexual And Reproductive Health Services To Adolescents In Uganda
|Date added||June 11, 2021|
|Category||Discussion Papers, General|
Adolescents in Uganda face a number of challenges related to sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR). They start having sexual intercourse at a young age, which results in early and unintended pregnancies, early and forced marriages, unsafe abortions, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV, ill health, dropping out of school, disability and even death.
Adolescents therefore need information on their sexuality and STIs, family planning and counselling services, contraceptives, HIV prevention and care services, maternal health services for adolescent mothers, post-abortion care, psychosocial support and other services, in order to smoothly transition to adulthood.
CEHURD under the SAAF project developed a position paper on the capacity of adolescents to consent to sexual reproductive health services in 2020. Download paper here >>>