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Fight AIDS with Family Planning | Care2 Causes

Fight AIDS with Family Planning | Care2 Causes

NOTE: This is a guest post from our friends at Population Action International Working as a midwife in Mityana, Uganda, Miriam sees the same thing day after day. Women, many with several small children, come to the clinic asking for contraception so they can better plan and space births. And too often, she has to send them away without the tools they need. Unlocking the store room, Miriam pushes open the heavy doors, and the empty shelves explain why. “Now, only we have pills and Depo,” she notes. “So we don’t have Norplant, we don’t have IUDs, we don’t have condoms, female condoms, implants…” She turns away from the shelves in frustration. “So many women come and then ask for those methods which we don’t have,” Miriam says. “I feel bad and very challenged because I have the knowledge and I have the skills, but I don’t have the method.” The situation in Mityana in not unus...

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