Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in Uganda: A Synthesis of Research Evidence
Publication Date: December 2004
Publisher(s): Guttmacher Institute
In Sub-Saharan Africa, the majority of new HIV infections are sexually transmitted and among the population
infected with AIDS, women outnumber men. Limited access to education and to economic resources
characterizes the lives not only of women but also of young people of both sexes. Young people's limited access to resources gravely undermines their health and healthcare seeking behavior. Most young people are aware of the dangers of HIV/AIDS but continue to be involved in sexual behaviors that place them at high risk of contracting the disease. There is also a growing
body of evidence confirming that in many countries, most young people do not routinely seek appropriate
sexual and reproductive health information and care.