Teenagers gather for a teenage pregnancy prevention dialogue in Buluuta parish, Mayuge District. Photo credit: USAID RHITES-EC Activity, Uganda

An average of 1,000 teenage pregnancies are reported per day in Uganda, according to Ministry of Health data.

These pregnancies can have serious health impacts. For example, complications during pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of death for 15–19-year-old girls globally, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Preventing unplanned teenage pregnancies and promoting safe sexual behavior requires collective action. This means listening to, counseling, and educating adolescents about their sexuality and making available family planning options.