Confronting Contraception Myths in Uganda

Pernicious myths about contraception—that they render women sterile or cause uterine swelling—must be dismantled to address Uganda’s teen pregnancy crisis, writes Suzanne Moore on World Contraception Day.
Sex education is also critical, considering that a quarter of Ugandan women will have a child by 19. Yet, Moore writes, “Abstinence has been the key strategy. It is the one recommended by white American evangelicals who also roam the country telling women what to do with their bodies.”
Others advocate more pragmatic approaches hinging on education and contraception to enable women to make their own decisions.
The Guardian


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