Sunday, 10 January 2016

Position paper on the status of Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) for Adolescents and Young People (10-24years) in Uganda.

Uganda’s population is largely constituted by young people with adolescents making up 70 percent.  (1  This population sub category2 faces many reproductive health challenges including; early/unwanted pregnancies,unsafe abortions, STI/HIV/AIDS, Female Genital Mutilation, among others. HIV prevalence among young people aged 15-24 currently stands at 7 percent with  forty five percent of all new HIV infections occurring among the same population category . Adolescents and young people continue to carry a high burden of pregnancies with teenage pregnancy accounting for twenty five percent of the over one  million pregnancies recorded in Uganda annually.These challenges expose adolescents and young people to health risks hindering the achievement of  national global health commitments…..Please follow this link for more information UNASO -Position paper-ASRHR