Implants in untold places; Gulu’s family planning dilemma

Doreen Aloo examines an expectant woman at the Cevero Health Centre III. PHOTO BRIAN MUTEBI

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Desperate measures. Because of high resistance to family planning services by men, midwives in Gulu District are forced to insert implants into women’s buttocks so their husbands do not notice

Until Alice Akumu* shares her story, one might think she is a happily married woman with a dotting husband who has defied the traditional gender roles. But that is far from the reality of Akumu’s life. The conditions surrounding her home in Lalworo village, Paicho Sub County, Aswa County, Gulu district, border on house imprisonment.

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