Tororo district has reported a total of 1,833 teenage pregnancies in a period of three months.
The information was contained in data presented by the district bio-statician, Ali Mugerwa, during a district stakeholder’s dialogue held June 4 by National Association of Women Organisation of Uganda.
According to the data quoted by Daily Monitor, 1,833 girls aged between 10-19 years were reported pregnant within a period of 90 days.
The highlighted cases of teenage pregnancy are much less than the actual number because these are just those who managed to go for antenatal services yet a big number fear to go for antenatal services thinking that they will be laughed at, according to Mugerwa.
Most of the cases are defilement by close family members.
Number of cases in worst hit sub counties: Melinda 169, Eastern division of Tororo Municipality 148, Nagongera 138, Kirewa 136, Mukuju 129 and Kwapa 105.