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Abortion Laws in Uganda

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Is abortion legal in Uganda?

Abortion is legally restricted in Uganda. Article 22 (2) of the Ugandan Constitution prohibits the deprivation of the life of any person including an unborn child but also states that in some instances a pregnancy can be lawfully terminated. The Penal Code ACT further goes on to describe the punishments for the various categories of sections on abortion. These include attempts to procure abortion, women with intent to procure a miscarriage, and supply of drugs that procure abortion. These are punishable according to law with various sentences. The law however protects individuals who perform a surgical operation in good faith and reasonable care for the preservation of a mother’s life (Section 224). Therefore, Article 22 (2) not only anticipated but also placed an obligation on the Ugandan Parliament to make a law which would clearly stipulate the circumstances under which the termination of a pregnancy would be permitted.

Unfortunately the Parliament has not yet fulfilled this obligation and as such, the Penal Code Act of Uganda, which provides for criminal sanctions to several aspects of abortion, remains the only authority on instances in which abortion can or cannot be permitted.

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What are the different abortion services available?

  • Medical Abortion (MA) - Abortion pill (Misoprostol, Mifepristone)
  • Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA)
  • Dilation and Evacuation (D&E)
  • Surgical abortion
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Who can perform abortions in Uganda?

  • Obstetrician-gynecologists
  • Medical doctors
  • Trained clinical officers
  • Midwives
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Where can I go for post-abortion care or comprehensive abortion care services in Uganda?

  • General Hospitals and Health Facilities Most general hospitals provide post abortion services for induced and spontaneous abortions in order to treat the complications of unsafe abortions.
  • Marie Stopes Uganda Contraception, post abortion care and pain management, affordable at all Health facilities under Maristopes.
  • Reproductive Health Uganda Contraception, post abortion care and pain management, affordable at all Health facilities under Reproductive Health Uganda.
  • Uganda Reproductive Health Bureu Contraception, post abortion care and pain management, affordable at all Health facilities under URHB. URHB was registered with the mandate to improve the sexual and reproductive health status of young people and children.
  • Naguru Teenage Centre The care provides all elements of comprehensive abortion care, as well as other medical services. This comprises of sexually transmitted infection (STI) diagnosis and treatment, pregnancy testing, antenatal services, menstrual complications, post abortion care, infertility, nutrition and hygiene.
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What is the cost of an abortion in Uganda?

  • 1. Medical abortion by pill (Misoprostol, Mifepristone) costs averagely 100,000 Ugandan shillings
  • 2. Services range from $150 for surgical abortion
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What are the legal and safe drugs available in Uganda?

Commonly known to hospitals and pharmacies as:

  • Misoprostol
  • Mifepristone
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Abortion Laws in Uganda

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Okujamu olubuto kikiriizibwa mu Uganda?

Okujamu olubuto kiteredwako ekkomo mu Uganda.Akawayiiro 22(2) aka konsituxoni ya Uganda tekakiriiza kulemesa bulamu bw'omuntu yenna nga kwotadde nobwomwana atanaaba kuzaribwa. Lwakuba ate kagamba nti, olusii olubuto lusobola okujimbwamu mu mateeka. Akawayiiro kongera nekanyonyola ebibonerezo ebiwebwa ababeera bajjemu olubuto kumitendera ejenjawulo nga mwotadde emitendera ejinayitibwamu okujamu olubuto, olubuto oluvamu lwoka, n'ensasanya lye ddagala erikozesebwa okujjamu olubuto. Okujamu olubuto kikontana na amateeka nebiboneerezo ebyenjawulo.

Kyoka ate etteka likuma abasawo abalongosa mu mutima omulungi era nga basanidde okukuuma obulamu bwabakyala (ekitundu 224). N'olyekyo akawayiiro 22(2) tekasubiira kwoka naye ate kateeka obuvunanyizibwa ku paliyamenti ya Uganda okukola etteka erija okutangaza bulungi embeera olubuto jerusoboola okujubwamu.

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Ngeri ki eziriwo ezikozesebwa okujamu olubuto?

  • Okumiira empeke
  • Okwozamu mu nabaana
  • Okulongosebwa
  • Okugaziya omumwa gwa nabaana
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Ani asobola okujamu olubuto mu Uganda?

  • Abasawo abalina diguuri mu kujanjaba abantu
  • Abasawo abalina diguuri mu kujanjaba abantu ate nga bakuguka nokujanjaba abakyala
  • Abasawo abalina dipoluma mukujanjaba abantu
  • Abasawo abasoma ebyokuzariisa
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Wa njensobola okusanga obujanjambi nga olubuto luvudemu oba nga njagala kujamu olubuto?

  • Mumalwaliro nebifo ebilara mwebajanjabira kiyite kiliniki Amalwaliiro agasiinga gawa obujanjambi nga olubuto luvuddemu nga tegasosodde oba lwanjidwamu oba lwavudemu lwoka,n'okujanjaba ebizibu ebiva muku jamu olubuto ngatoli mu dwaliiro.
  • Marie Stopes Uganda Egaba okujanjabi okuziyiza okufuna olubuto,obukakanya kubulumi , ewa obujanjabi eri abo ababeera bavudemu olubuto kyoka nga ate ebeyi yabwe yanseko buseko mubifo byebatekawo okuwa okujanjambi.
  • Reproductive Health Uganda Egaba okujanjabi obuziyiza okufuna olubuto, obukakanya kubulumi, era ewa obujanjabi eri aba ababeera bavudemu olubuto kyoka nga ate era nabo ebeeyi yabwe ya nseko buseko eri mubifo byebatekawo okuwa obujanjabi.
  • Uganda Reproductive Health Bureu Egaba obujanjabi obuziyiza okufuna olubuto, okukakanya ku bulumi, ewa obujanjambi eri abo ababeera bajemu olubuto kumiwendo egya wansi ddala. URHB yawandisibwa era ewebwa obuvunanyizibwa bwo kugonjola mu byokwegata ne ebyo okuzaala mubavubuka nabaana.
  • Naguru Teenage Centre Bano bawa obujanjabi eri abo ababeera balina olubuto, okukebeera n'okujanjaba endwadde ez'ekikaba, okukebeera ababa basubiriza okubeera n'olubuto, bawa obujanjabi eri ababa bavudemu olubuto, obatazaala, abalina ebizibu ebikwatagaana nensoonga( periods) obuyonjo ne ebikyatagaana n'okulya.
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Okujamu olubuto kwa ssente mmeka?

  • 1. Bwobanga okozesa amakelenda, kitwala nga emitwalo kuumi(ugshs.100,000)
  • 2. Okulongosebwa kitwala dolla 150
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Daggala ki erikirizibwa ate nga silya bulabe eri obulamu byeliba likosedwa bulungi?

Gamanyidwa mu malwaliro ne mumadduka ge daggala nga;

  • misoprostol
  • mifepristone
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