This guide has been produced to help program staff and other stakeholders in population and reproductive health/family planning sectors to develop interventions that are informed by the identification of fertility hot spots. Utilizing fertility data to identify hot spots in the family planning sector can enable programs to develop and direct holistic context specific interventions where they are needed most, improve resource allocation, and introduce cost- efficiencies into family planning programs with a potential to maximize outcomes or programmatic impact.
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.