Identifying Fertility Hotspots in Uganda

Fertility levels remain high in Uganda driven in part by high adolescent fertility and unintended pregnancy among all women. Key fertility determinants, including median age at sexual debut and age at first marriage, are poor. These key determinants may be geospatially related to underlying sociocultural patterns in various communities. Identifying fertility “hotspots” and pinpointing the multisectoral ecological drivers of high fertility within these hotspots will help to better target family planning (FP) programs and to improve resource allocation as a more effective strategy than use of a “one-size-fits-all” approach.

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