Elgon region grapples with teen pregnancies, marriages

The Italian ambassador to Uganda, Mr Massimiliano Mazzanti, interacts with some of the teenage mothers in Rubongi Sub-county in Tororo District in December in 2019.  PHOTO/FILE

What you need to know:

  • Health officials attribute the cases to lack of information on reproductive health and bad cultural practices.
  • 44.8% 0bstetric cases in health centres in Kween District that are mainly young girls who present complications related to failed abortions and post-abortion.

The prolonged lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has led to rampant teenage pregnancies and marriages in Mt Elgon Sub-region, authorities have noted. 

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