Story 6 | Simulizi 6

When I first got my period, I informed my mother. I was 13 and she didn't explain much, but I had already studied the concept in Health class at school. Even then, I wasn't ready for those cramps! XD I was 11 when I first found out about sex, but it was too late by the time my … Continue reading Story 6 | Simulizi 6

Why? (Part 2) | Kwa nini tuyazungumzie haya? (Sehemu ya 2)

As I mentioned in my welcome post, this blog was partly inspired by one of my patients; as promised yesterday, I’m going to tell you about the encounter. I met a young East African woman in her twenties, whom I’ll call J, while interpreting for her at a reproductive health appointment sometime last year. The appointment … Continue reading Why? (Part 2) | Kwa nini tuyazungumzie haya? (Sehemu ya 2)

Why? (Part 1) | Kwa nini tuyazungumzie haya? (Sehemu ya 1)

The necessity of this project cannot be summarised in one blog post, but I’m going to try and illustrate it with a concrete example instead. So much work has been/is being done in the area of reproductive health for youth across the African continent, that my small project may seem redundant to some. Tomorrow I will … Continue reading Why? (Part 1) | Kwa nini tuyazungumzie haya? (Sehemu ya 1)