Decline in condom use threatens Kigezi sub-region
Authorities from Kigezi sub-region western Uganda especially Kabale district health department are concerned over the decline in condom use in the district which has threatened many lives around the sub-region.
According to statistics from the district health department, 117
females used female condoms while 13746 used male condoms from January
to August this year. The number was recorded across public health
facilities in the district.
Statistics indicate that 106 female condoms were used from January to
March, one female condom was used from April to June and 10 female
condoms were used from July to August this year. It also indicate that
10,726 male condoms were used from January to March, 2,499 male
condoms were used from April to June and 521 condoms were used July to
The acting Kabale District Health Officer Alfred Besigensi told our
reporter that the number of men and females using condoms has reduced
compared last year where over 150 females used female condoms while
15746 used male condoms from January to August.
Besigensi blamed to the increasing teenage pregnancies in the district
to failure by the men and girls to use condoms. He also said
unprotected sex poses the partners to sexual transmitted diseases such
as HIV/AID and asked political and religious leaders to encourage the
public to embrace use of condoms.
Kabale district has registered 2618 cases of teenage pregnancies in
the last seven months. The cases were registered across both private
and health facilities between January and July this year from a total
of 17309 of pregnancies.