Amuru RDC Geoffrey Oceng Osborn says that in the past two weeks, he has received complaints from 9 men accusing their wives seeking family planning services without their knowledge. Earlier this month, a man in Labala Parishof Pabo Sub County beat his wife to death for having a family planning contraceptive implant without his knowledge.
Amuru district have reported their partners to Geoffrey Oceng Osborn, the Resident
District Commissioner Amuru district for not being involving them while seeking for family planning services.
month, a man in Labala Parish Pabo Sub County in Amuru district beat to death
his wife who reportedly had a a family planning implant without his
Oceng Osborn says that in the past two weeks, he has received complaints from 9
men against their wives who sought family planning services without their knowledge.
this has been among the factors contributing to domestic violence in the district.
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Oceng says he is going to organize a meeting with all the family planning service
providers in the district to ensure that men are involved in the process so that domestic
violence cases which come as a result of non-involvement are reduced.
Michael Lakony, the district LCV chairperson says that he has also received several similar
complaints from the men, mostly in their youthful ages, saying they are not
being involved in the process.
Ocen, a resident of Keyo trading center says that his wife goes
to attend the family planning services alone without sharing with him the
reasons. He says on several occasions, he had demanded why but his wife
declines to share details of her opinion.
A woman who preferred to speak on condition of
anonymity claims that in most cases their husbands decline to heed to their
suggestions of going to the health facilities seeking for family planning services.
Kagumahu, the communications coordinator, of Reproductive Health Uganda which
provides family planning services in the country, says that it is not mandatory
for women to go with their husbands while seeking family planning services.
He says that
they hold community talks and various discussions with their clients before
giving them the services required.
Aswa region recorded 33 murder cases between January and March this year with
most of the cases attributed to domestic violence.