Contraception in Uganda
Uganda has one of the highest fertility and maternal mortality rates in East Africa with an estimated 5.4 births per woman in 2016 and 343 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 2015, respectively. Uganda also consistently has one of the lowest contraceptive prevalence rates (CPR) in East Africa. According to the 2016 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey, the CPR among currently married women aged 15-49 is 39%. Among sexually active unmarried women, 51% use a contraceptive method and 47% use a modern method.
The most commonly used contraceptive methods among Ugandan women are injectables, implants and the male condom. These methods are accessible via both private and public health facilities and are available under different brands.