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Revised Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Teenage Pregnancy in School Settings in Uganda

In 2015, the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) developed guidelines for the prevention and management of HIV/AIDs and unintended pregnancy in school settings in Uganda. Despite the enabling legal and policy framework on gender equality in education in Uganda, existing data indicates increasing cases of teenage pregnancy among adolescent girls aged 10-19 years in education institutions in Uganda, contributing to early school drop-out. With the outbreak of the COVID -19 pandemic, this situation is likely to get worse. 

The 2020 Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of of Teenage...

In 2015, the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) developed guidelines for the prevention and management of HIV/AIDs and unintended pregnancy in school settings in Uganda. Despite the enabling legal and policy framework on gender equality in education in Uganda, existing data indicates increasing cases of teenage pregnancy among adolescent girls aged 10-19 years in education institutions in Uganda, contributing to early school drop-out. With the outbreak of the COVID -19 pandemic, this situation is likely to get worse. 

The 2020 Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of of Teenage Pregnancy in School Settings have therefore been revised to incorporate the re-entry aspect. Although schools have been registering cases of teenage pregnancy, there has not been a systematic way of handling these cases to conclusion. The revised guidelines therefore, stipulate the measures and steps that should be taken in the school setting to prevent and manage pregnancy and re-entry of child mothers. 

Author: N/A
Publication year:
2020
Language: English
Content category: Publication
Resource type:
Guidance, manuals & handbooks
Format:
PDF, 44p
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