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.theguardian - 3 month ago

The world must not be too scared to talk about teenagers having sex

My university friend in Nigeria died trying to end an unwanted pregnancy herself. Her story highlights a larger issueIn my first year at university in Nigeria, my roommate Kathy found out she had become pregnant by accident. She was 18, a promising student with her whole life ahead of her. But she wasn’t ready to become a mum and feared her family’s reaction. She tried to end the pregnancy herself – and lost her life in the process.Eight years later, I still replay one conversation I had with Kathy, where I asked if she and her boyfriend were using birth control. She replied: “No. I don’t even know where I’d get it.” Continue reading...

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