« Maminata, 13, is waiting for a nurse at the health center in Fama village. »
Maminata is seven months pregnant. This is her penultimate appointment before returning to the health center to give birth.
“One day my grandmother found out that I was no longer on my period, and told me I was pregnant. I was surprised. When I had sex I didn’t know I could get pregnant, someone else told me about it. I have never been to school.
I accept the pregnancy but if I had to do it again I wouldn’t do it now. We only had sex once and I got pregnant. We knew each other from before but we didn’t have an intimate relationship.
The father proposed to me and I accepted, that will allow me to be supported. I am happy to get married, it was not forced. I didn’t want to be pregnant, but I’m going to love my baby. “
ADOLESCENT AND YOUTH SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
The French Muskoka Fund improves access for adolescents to information and support services for their sexual and reproductive health problems, through the establishment of a common strategy with the countries.