Changing the Tide in the Region
When 19-year-old Adrianna became pregnant, she didn’t understand what had happened. “My boyfriend said he was taking care of himself,” she explains. Adrianna, who lives in the Victor Gonzales squatter settlement in El Callao, Peru, with her 11-month-old son and five other relatives, hadn’t received any sexuality education. She knew what a condom was, but not how to use it. “I would have liked the school to teach girls about sexuality, how to protect ourselves, avoid infections, and avoid surprises later,” she says.