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Makerere students scramble for contraception pills

By Francis Emorut

Added 17th March 2016 09:53 AM

The campaign is intended to create awareness on the dangers of unwanted pregnancies among the students

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Makerere University students scramble for emergency contraception pills after a lecture on a campaign dubbed "Not 2 Late" at campus on Wednesday March 16, 2016. Photo by Francis Emorut

The campaign is intended to create awareness on the dangers of unwanted pregnancies among the students

With a few packets of emergency contraception pills available for distribution, students of Makerere University had to struggle to pick some from the service provider for themselves and for their peers.

This was during the launch of the "Not 2 Late, the sooner the better, the right way" campaign at campus where they got enlightened on the benefits of emergency contraception.

akerere niversity students look on excitedly as emergency contraception pills are dished out after a lecture on a campaign dubbed ot 2 ate at campus on ednesday arch 16 2016 hoto by rancis morut Makerere University students look on excitedly as emergency contraception pills are dished out after a lecture on a campaign dubbed "Not 2 Late" at campus on Wednesday March 16, 2016. Photo by Francis Emorut

 

The campaign is intended to create awareness on the dangers of unwanted pregnancies among the students.

Emergency contraception refers to contraception pills or devices used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex, when a condom breaks during sexual intercourse and after sexual assault.

It is specifically meant to prevent unintended pregnancy.

 akerere niversity student reads information on emergency contraception during a campaign dubbed ot 2 ate the sooner the better the right way at campus on ednesday arch 16 2016 hoto by rancis morut Makerere University student reads information on emergency contraception during a campaign dubbed "Not 2 Late the sooner, the better, the right way" at campus on Wednesday March 16, 2016. Photo by Francis Emorut

  health worker at eproductive ealth ganda inda irung shows samples emergency contraception pills during a campaign dubbed ot 2 ate the sooner the better the right way at campus on ednesday arch 16 2016 hoto by rancis morut A health worker at Reproductive Health Uganda, Linda Birungi, shows samples emergency contraception pills during a campaign dubbed "Not 2 Late the sooner the better, the right way" at campus on Wednesday March 16, 2016. Photo by Francis Emorut
 ypes of emergency contraception pills hoto by rancis morut Types of emergency contraception pills. Photo by Francis Emorut

 

  health worker at eproductive ealth ganda inda irung demostrate how ntrauterine device is inserted into the womans cervix during emergency contraception campaign dubbed ot 2 ate the sooner the better the right way at campus on ednesday arch 16 2016 hoto by rancis morut A health worker at Reproductive Health Uganda Linda Birung demostrates how Intrauterine device is inserted into the woman's cervix during emergency contraception campaign dubbed "Not 2 Late the sooner the better, the right way" at campus on Wednesday March 16, 2016. Photo by Francis Emorut

 

The common types of emergency contraception include Postinor-2, Norlevo, Optinor and i-pill which can be accessed in government health facilities, clinics of Reproductive Health Uganda and licensed pharmacies.

Linda Birungi, a health worker at Reproductive Health Uganda, warned the students against using the pills for family planning but only for emergency after having unprotected sex or after being raped.

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