In a bid to reduce the number of women who die in pregnancy related complications, government will consider giving contraception to every woman in the reproductive age group. That includes girls between 14 and 18 years.
In Uganda over 16 women die in pregnancy related complications every day. And for every one woman who dies, more 15 develop pregnancy related complications including fistula.
This statistic takes the country way short of Millennium Development Goal 5 of reducing maternal mortality by three-quarters by 2015, barely less than 1000 days to go.