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Ugandan MPs Reject Birth Control For 15-year-Old Girls

Ugandan lawmakers have rejected a government proposal to allow 15-year-old girls to access birth control pills to reduce high levels of pregnancy. Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa called the idea "devilish", saying it would "formalise [the] defilement" of girls. A senior health ministry official said the "stigma" around young people using contraceptives should end. Nearly a quarter of 15- to 19-year-old girls in Uganda are either pregnant or are already mothers, […]

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