Kids watching pornography is linked to sexual reproductive health issues – Dr. Olive Sentumbwe

The country is set to observe World Population Day, and this year’s theme is under “Leveraging Uganda’s Population Dynamics for a Resilient Future amidst COVID-19” and the scientific celebrations will be held in Lwengo District.

On 8th, Wednesday, Uganda Youth and Adolescents Health Forum in partnership with the National Population Council organized a Pre- World Population Day Inter-Generational Policy Dialogue at Statistics House, Kampala on the State of the National Adolescent Health Policy Framework and Youth Friendly Sexual Reproductive Health Services

The organization, Activists, Advocates call for the passing of the Adolescent Health Policy Framework and Sexual Reproductive Health Policy. Today, there are about 360,000 teenage pregnancies-25% that occur annually

Uganda has its largest generation of youth in history, over 75% are young people with enormous potential to help tackle the major challenges facing humanity and it is unfortunate that so many are denied their rightful opportunities to get a quality health quality care, youth-friendly service in their societies

Speaking at the intergenerational policy dialogue, Dr. Olive Sentumbwe said “it is important to have voices of young people in policy implementation and into the allocation of resources’’

Pre- World Population Day Inter-Generational Policy Dialogue was an opportunity to reflect, learn on the commitment to help young people unleash progress and get the SRH information, services by all ways

Truth, adolescent girls are most vulnerable due to the face of discrimination, sexual violence, early marriage, unwanted pregnancies and lack of Sexual Reproductive Health Information

‘’The issues of Gender-Based Violence, STIs, HIV in communities, we have a role to play to know how they these issues occur and gender transformative approach is required in this struggle’’ – Dr. Olive Sentumbwe said

The solution to all the challenges that young people are facing lies in the investments in health, Sexual Reproductive training for young people as they undergo the critical transition to adulthood and this will improve prospects for their lives

Frank Byaruhanga is a human rights activist with years of experience in community dialogues, digital communication, advocacy and digital campaigns. He specializes in Media Relation Work, Management and Training with sufficient knowledge in Governance, Accountability, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Youth-led research, Content developer, Creative Activism, Social Media Management and documentary photography.

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