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Would you give contraceptives to your teenage children?

Source: The Standard

By Gardy Chacha

Sunday, Mar 19th 2017

The life Immaculate Amita wanted for herself spelt freedom. In her dreams, she would grow into a fierce and independent woman who would be in charge of her life devoid of marriage and motherhood commitments.

She was 12, and in Standard Seven when a boy showed interest in her. The young adolescent was flattered.

“It felt nice to be wanted. That a boy had expressed so much interest in me made me feel beautiful. Like the other girls who had boyfriends. It boosted my confidence, and I walked with a spring in my step. I became his girlfriend and he my boyfriend,” Immaculate says.

That meant that she could – through covert trysts – meet up with the boy for carnal pleasures. “It was not easy to just say no. Plus, it is not like the boy was trying to manipulate me; he was just as innocent as I was,” Immaculate, now 22, says.

Immaculate is from Port Victoria in Budalangi.

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