Story of Hiba
My name is Hiba. I got married early, at the young age of 15. I met him, and it all started with feelings of hatred. I did not know him, but I used to see him around the neighborhood while he was on and about trying to talk to me. Finally, he took my phone number and called me. That’s how it all started, and we fell in love. I told my mom everything; I did not hide anything from her. I went to sit for my 9th grade exams. I finished them to get engaged straight after that. When we got married, on my wedding day, I went to the hairdresser’s and everything was exactly what I wanted. An organization helped in setting everything up.
When it came to sexual matters and education, I did not need anyone’s help to explain what to do and what might happen. This is because a girls’ organization used to help in explaining all the details. This information helped me since I no longer had to be dependent on anyone’s help while also giving me self-confidence. Every time someone came to me to tell me about sex, I would tell them that there is no need since I already know everything.
Halfway through 15 years of my age, I got pregnant. I was very happy that I was going to be a mom and raise my own baby. I would be lying if I said that I was completely ready. I was a bit scared, but now, I am happy I am a mom.
Perhaps, other girls do not know all the details related to sexual knowledge and different contraceptive methods just like I was taught at the girls’ organization. I, for one, am not shy or ashamed to speak out about these matters, so I would not mind telling another girl planning to get married about what she should expect and any advice that might help her.