1. Why is World Contraception Day important to you?
Floriane: World Contraception Day is important because it’s a day that we deconstruct the myths surrounding contraception through dialogue and awareness-raising.
Ainadou: It is important to me because it contributes to the autonomy of individuals by enabling them to make informed decisions about their own bodies and their families. It also promotes women’s health and reduces unwanted pregnancies, which has a positive impact on society as a whole.
Cyrille: To inform everyone, especially households, about the details of each method and the conditions for adopting them; and thirdly, this day is a benchmark in digital terms, because newspapers and testimonials are pouring in to make an impact on a large number of people.
Anonymous: This day is important to me because it promotes contraception methods to help us, young people, so that we don’t destroy our future through unwanted pregnancies, STIs or AIDS.
Young person from Togo: This day is an opportunity for us to have access to more information, which will make it easier to prevent teenage pregnancies. This day gives us the opportunity to get the information we need to adopt responsible behaviour and reduce possible risks. It’s a chance for us to take control of our lives and promote healthy relationships around us and to fight against all kinds of stigma.