This poll has completed. It ran from July 25, 2013, 3:36 p.m. through Aug. 8, 2013, 11:14 a.m.

What do you think are the causes of abortion among women in the Rwenzori region?


An abortion is the medical process of ending a pregnancy so that it does not result in the birth of a baby.
Abortion is essentially illegal in Uganda.

Every day at least five women are brought to the gynaecological ward of Uganda’s Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala for treatment for complications caused by crude attempts to terminate their pregnancies.

According to Dr. Charles Kiggundu, the head of the hospital’s gynaecological department, some of the women who come here drink gasoline or take untested combinations of herbs and drugs to induce an abortion. Others insert sticks into their private parts.

Some women especially the youth in Uganda carry out abortion either using safe or unsafe methods. The act leaves many physical, social and psychological effects. Some women have died, while others have been permanently damaged leading to barrenness.

What do you think are the causes of abortion among women in the Rwenzori region?
A. Poverty
B. Peer influence
C. Domestic violence
D. Lack of reproductive health education
E. Stigma associated to unwanted pregnancies
F. Other (Specify)

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