This post was originally published by Pathfinder International.
As a youth advocate, Zeynabou works to ensure other young women and girls in Burkina Faso do not have to endure the pain and hardships her sister Farida did.
I counted more than 20 pregnancies—all unplanned.
When I was in secondary school, I went from class to class and counted all the teenage girls who were pregnant. I wanted to hear about their experiences.
I stood in front of these girls, listening to their stories. One after another, they said, "I did not know about contraception."