Youth petition Health committee to improve reproductive services.
The youth spearheaded by Kabale youth councillor, Catherine Kyomugisha, have petitioned the Parliamentary Health committee to improve the sexual and reproductive health services in order to make them accessible to the youth.
The youth want accessibility to sexuality education improved with the use of trained and peer educators among others.
They say lack of sexuality education and access to family planning has contributed to teenage pregnancies. According to the research carried out in six districts by Amref Health Africa Uganda, indicates in part that the youth called for health facilities that will receive and care for them without judging them.
Dr Patrick T Kagurusi, the head of program Amref Health Africa in Uganda, said that young people want to be heard by everyone in authority to address their needs.