Early teenage pregnancies attributed to the huge information gap on sexual reproductive health.
The programme officer at the national population council, John Ampaire is attributing the continued increase in early teenage pregnancies to the huge information gap among the youth on sexual reproductive health.
Giving a keynote address at the 5th annual inter-generational dialogue today in Kampala, Ampaire revealed that the failure by those in authority to listen and act on issues that affect the youth continues to worsen the problem which in the long run will affect Uganda’s development.
He further highlights the burden between urban and rural women when it comes to getting pregnant and on this note, he decries the rate at which rural adolescent females get pregnant.
Meanwhile, the program officer Reach A hand Uganda, Winnie Watera expresses worries that the country is likely to have a huge population that it cannot easily manage to take care of.
However, they ask govt to consider creating more youth friendly corners in health centers to handle youth health issues.