Nik

Share your story

2012 Canada

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

I never second-guessed my decision, and I still know it was the best choice for me by far.

How did you do the abortion?

I had a surgical abortion in 2012 and 2014, both times in Toronto, Canada. Both times I experienced only a small amount of pain during the procedure. The staff at each clinic were incredibly professional and kind. It was completely free both times, and after the clinic I went to for my second abortion offered me an IUD for free as well, which I have been very satisfied with so far. Both times I was accompanied by my boyfriend, who was incredibly sweet and supportive, and I was able to go right to my bed and rest until I felt better. I experienced light bleeding and relatively painful cramping for a few days, though nothing too severe. My experiences with abortion have been overwhelmingly positive. I feel so privileged to live in a country where my right to an abortion is secure. Furthermore, I live in a part of Canada where abortion is easily accessible. Canadian women in many provinces and most rural areas do not have access to local abortion services, and must travel to have one. It is unacceptable that women have unequal access in Canada; travelling far for an abortion costs women money, time, and discretion, in that teenagers or women in controlling relationships who must hide their abortions may not be able to travel without arousing suspicion. This is the problem that many Canadian women have in accessing abortion, and the situation is obviously far graver elsewhere in the world, and I am so grateful for the services Women on Web provide to those women. It is so important that we share our stories of abortion. This medical procedure is ubiquitous, necessary, and a basic human right, and it is so important that all women around the world are easily able to access it. We must share our stories to destigmatize abortion, so thank you for providing me the platform to share it.

What was your situation at this time?

Hoe het ander mense op u aborsie gereageer?

The people I told were all incredibly supportive both times that I had an abortion. I feel so lucky to be surrounded by people who are pro-choice and non-judgemental.

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What is your religion?

Magui

La mejor decisión

Karolina B

Kiedy spóźniła mi się miesiączka ... Wtedy juz wiedziałam że to ciąża .

Fernanda

Hola mi nombre es fernanda tengo 23 años y mi historia comenzo cuando un condon…

elena

interrumpi un embarazo de 6 semanas

Jennifer

At the age of 15 I was told that I would likely never be able to get pregnant…

lolita

fui libre respecto esta decision

Marcela

Es más una historia de amor, que de un aborto pero posiblemente en algo te…

Anastasia

Hola chicas. Bueno yo quedé embarazada a los 17 años. Recién empezaba mi…

Klaudia

Miałam aborcję i nie żałuję! Znowu czuję, że żyję. Opowiem wam w skrócie moją…

Yasmin Silva

Enfim, vou contar minha história com muita paz no meu coração e na minha vida.

Monoirmarie

Yo aborté porque es mi derecho

Julia

Razem z moich chłopakiem znamy się niecały rok , jest ode mnie młodszy o 4 lata…

Sara

Siedziałam przed psychiatrą, opowiadając jej wydarzenia sprzed ostatnich…

Jess

I had two...it was not a hard decision, and I'm glad I did it. Now, I'm a…

luz

getting thru the pain.

Machilla

“I had an abortion” will appear automatically, but please feel free to change…

Abigail

2 miesiące po aborcji. Moje życie wróciło do normy. Jest dobrze..

P.

Wszystko zaczęło sie dosyć banalnie i nic nie zwiastowało, że wkrótce mogę sie…