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“Empty Handed”: Birth Control Struggles for Women In Uganda

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The average woman in the United States will give birth to 2.06 children in her lifetime. In Uganda, the average is 6.7 children. Why? Birth control is virtually unavailable in this African nation. That's not to say Ugandan women don't want it, however. But even when a pregnancy would be risky to a woman's health, she has no means of preventing it. A new short film, Empty Handed: Responding to the Demand for Contraceptives shares the plight of these women:

Empty Handed from Population Action International on Vimeo.

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