Maradi,  Niger

« I got married when I was 14. So I quit school completely. I had my first child at 16 »

Zouley Iro, 20, awaits his appointment at the health center. When I saw that I was having a late period, I was happy. You can’t get pregnant and not be happy!

I would like to have about 8 children because it is happiness. Three children is too few because some will die, others will go and leave us.

I have never taken modern but traditional contraception. It’s a decoction that I drank, and it can last up to two years. My first pregnancy was when I was 15-16 years old. “

By Vincent Tremeau



The challenges are to ensure better maternal health, equity for women, child survival, prevention of sexually transmitted infections, as well as the development of women and the well-being of families.

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