Help us continue to fight human rights abuses. Please give now to support our work. Harriet, like thousands of teenage girls across Kenya, dropped out of school after she had her child. Her brother took her in when she left home after her mother, instead of protecting her, told her to hide the identity of the father of her child because he was their relative.
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Pete Wilson on Thursday kicked off an advertising campaign to combat teenage pregnancy and touted it as the largest media blitz ever aimed at the issue. The television message will be bolstered with public support from celebrities such as National Basketball Assn. The media effort will attempt to do what government so far has bungled--reaching troubled youths who often distrust authority and believe parenthood will replace the love missing in their lives. Researchers concluded that the focus on teaching abstinence was lost on students who felt that the program did not recognize what their lives are like. This time, abstinence is a more subtle message. Sponsors hope to emphasize the difficult consequences of bearing a child. In one of the television commercials introduced Thursday, that stress is demonstrated by a teenage mother who is unable to go out with friends, get a job or pay her mounting bills.
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Vergara was married to her high school sweetheart, Joe Gonzalez, at the time, but the couple divorced a year after Manolo was born. Though Vergara has admit that being a single mom was hard at times, she also said that there were benefits. The two met in and two years later, when Witherspoon was 22, they married and welcomed their first daughter, Ava Elizabeth Phillippe.
For Hannah Dalton, pregnancy meant not being able to drink fluids for eight months without throwing up, going into hospital 27 times for intravenous drips and living off ice lollies and anti-sickness medication. Hannah, 30, from Thundersley, Essex, had hyperemesis gravidarum HG , the severe pregnancy sickness the Duchess of Cambridge experienced during her three pregnancies. She was bedridden for six months, ended up in a wheelchair and, at her worst, her body started to shut down. I thought I was dying. With support from her family, Hannah continued with her pregnancy and, in April, gave birth to a girl.