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Why sexual and reproductive law for east African countries is being resisted

By Anthony Idowu Ajayi, Associate research scientist, African Population and Health Research Center
Nicholas Okapu Etyang, Policy officer, African Population and Health Research Center
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Six of the countries of the East African Community – Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania – recently concluded public hearings on a new sexual and reproductive health bill. Proponents of the Bill argue that it will improve access sexual and reproductive health which, in turn, will improve other public health and development indicators such as maternal mortality and HIV infection rates. But the Bill has faced fierce opposition since it was first tabled in 2017. The Conversation Africa’s Ina Skosana spoke to researchers Anthony Ajayi and Nicholas Etyang to unpack what the…The Conversation


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