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Uganda has reported an unexpected increase in teenage pregnancy in three months thus threatening to cut short- the competition for education amongst girls of adolescent, Daily Monitor UG reported on June 8.

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The district bio-statistics presented data that contained several teenage pregnancies in the district, Mr. Ali Mugerwa, during a district stakeholder’s meeting held by the National Association of Women Organisation of Uganda.

According to the data presented by the district bio-statistics, 1,833 girls aged between 10 to 19 years were reported pregnant within three months.

“The highlighted outbreaks of teenage pregnancy are much insufficient than the substantial number because these are just those who attended to antenatal services however a big number panic to go for antenatal services guessing that they will be laughed at,’’ Mr. Mugerwa said.

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The data, involving cases of sacrilege by close family members- was extracted from the state condition management information system sourced from public health facilities.

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