Not much future for a teenager with a sad past

At 18 many young girls would be looking forward excitedly to their future, but for Tammy (not her real name) her future seems grim and as she puts it, “there is nothing to look forward to.”

Pregnant, HIV positive and an abusive partner are just some of the daily challenges that Tammy has to live with and given her sad life it is a wonder that she has made it this far.  The soft-spoken petite young woman talks about her life in a halting manner, and many times her face contorts as she recalls some of her more painful experiences. Even although she is eight months pregnant she wears a pair of high-heeled shoes, not because she wants to make a fashion statement or because of preference,  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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