When a girl gets pregnant, the common communal response is to cast the first stone at her as the immoral girl who has brought shame on herself and her family. Worse still if she is a student in school, the administrators make it a point to have her expelled, hardly holding the boy responsible.

The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) states that 1 in 4 girls between 15-19 years of age in Uganda gets pregnant. These pregnant teenage girls face enormous challenges including immediate discrimination from teachers, fellow students and even close friends in fear of being judged as ill mannered. The school discrimination and shame from their family leads to most pregnant teenage girls dropping out of school.


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  1. Kemirembe

    But I think regarding to this,it depends from your family background how your parents have rised you and how often do they counsel you cause every girl has a right to ask the mother anything about sex life…parents leave everything for the teachers at school..cause charity begins at home..

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