Every year in the United Kingdom, ninety thousand teenage girls, many of them as young as sixteen or seventeen, discover they are going to have a baby.
For many it brings problems and even misery.” I watched to change from white to pink” says Miriam, referring to the pregnancy test. ” And my life changed forever”.
Miriam’s boyfriend had no job and ,it seems, little sense of responsibility “When I told him, he said that he was too young to get married and have a family. He said he wasn’t old enough for all that responsibility…. I never saw him again”.
Miriam’s parents were furious : ” How could you be so irresponsible?”
Once the baby was born, Miriam had to stop going to school- she had hoped to go to university- and she devoted herself to the child: ” I lost all my independence, there were no more Saturday nights with my friends. It was so hard. I had to feed him every three hours during the nights…and I was so, so tired…
Today Miriam is 22 and her little boy is 5. ” I Love him a lot” she says, but her message to teenage girls is clear…
“Don’t do what I did. Don’t come early this way” and remember…
Films are about sex and not about having children!!
Life is the opposite!!!