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Adolescent Pregnancy In Kyrgyzstan

28 July 2014

16-year-old Alina has two daughters and one of them was born just a week before this interview was taken (June 2013). The girl met the father of her kids at the nearby disco, he was 29, she was 14. A month later, they began living together and Alina got pregnant. She says smiling that now she has a family with a husband, and she is able to stay at home and take care of the children. She loves her man dearly and has absolutely no regrets about becoming pregnant whille still in her teenage years.

“If you have a partner who loves you and wants a baby, my advice would be to give birth without fear, no matter your age” – says Alina. At the same time, whdn asked about whether she would recommand the same for her daughter, the smile disappears: “no, my daughter will become sexually active only when she reaches age 17″.