Primary Health Care: Open Access

ISSN - 2167-1079

Julius Nteziyaremye

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Busitema University, Uganda


  • Short Communication   
    Abortion, Maternal Mortality and the Law in Uganda: Mini-Review
    Author(s): Julius Nteziyaremye*

    Abortion in Uganda [1] like in other African countries such as Nigeria [2] is legal only when performed to save a woman’s life. Therefore Uganda’s law does not mean that abortion is legal but is rather restrictive [1, 3]. Every woman has the recognized human right to decide freely and responsibly without coercion and violence the number, spacing and timing of their children and to have the information and means to do so, and the right to attain the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health [4]. Access to legal and safe abortion, as a tenet of safe motherhood is critical for the realization of these rights [5]. Uganda has one of the high total fertility rate (TFR) of 5.4 , and 38.. View More»

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