2021 World Contraception Day Concept Note

Uganda continues to present undesirable fertility rates (5.4 births per woman, and 6.3 births per minoritized woman, such as women living with disability) and maternal mortality ratios of (336 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births)2. This is principally attributed to the contraceptive non-use3’4. In Uganda, 90% of individuals in the reproductive age bracket have knowledge on contraceptive use. Whilst, the knowledge is not equitable to the present contraceptive uptake (39%); this is ascribed to the indistinct factors, particularly across regions
of the country.