Anaisi, 18, waits for her pre-abortive medical consultation at the Hospital General Gustavo Aldereguia, Cienfuegos. She and her husband are students — she in economics, he in massage therapy. According to a study of 150 adolescents in a Cienfuegos pre-abortive class, 38.7% of pregnant girls indicated being “young and studying” as their reason for seeking an abortion. Unlike Anaisi, 72.7% reported using no form of birth control.

photos by Angela Jimenez
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