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Never had I thought I would go down this road someday

2020 South Africa

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

How did you do the abortion?

I found I was pregnant on a Wednesday, on Sunday my side boyfriend who was not even the father offered me help, he consulted a nurse and bought me pills, cytotec, as I was 5 weeks and 5 days pregnant at that time, there was 6 pills, I first dissolved 3 in my tongue, then 2 immediately after the 3, then broke the 6th pill in half and dissolved it through my virginal. After 20minutes of this whole procedure, I started feeling quite uncomfortable, the was pain but just slight, then as the day progressed it became intense, there wasn't any lemon size clots but there were clots and quite qooey bleeding. I never felt the pregnancy pass and I became scared constantly calling the guy that hey I am going to get an infection, what if something is going to go wrong, but he was supportive and told me all the steps I should take, 2 days later I took antibiotics that came with the pills and I started passing tiny clots with the gooey blood like substances then on the last day of the antibiotics course I got really intense pain and I was supposed to go to campus, my sister called my dad and he came and took me to the doctor, this doctor was the very same one I had an appointment with for termination but he was too expensive and my medical aid would not cover such a procedure, so when I got there I told him what I had done, but he shouted at me and told me I was irresponsible for doing such, he did a sonar and told me everything is wrong in my uterus and that I should do womb scrubbing which would cost me R2000, I was dead for a minute but decided that I will come back, but he didn't seem so urgent about it he just told me the tissues might cause an infection so he also put me on pain medication and antibiotics, I'm still taking the pills it's been 6 days after the procedure and I'm passing clots, still not big and it is not as painful anymore, I'm also bleeding but it looks like a normal period only slightly heavier than what mine would look like on a normal day. I don't think I'm going to do the womb scrubbing as I feel like currently my body is cleaning itself up, I mean why aren't women who give birth womb scrubbed but oh well.

What was your situation at this time?

I'm not sure if I'm ready for this kind of responsibility as I already have a son with the guy who is supposed to be the father but our relationship is just toxic enough on its own and I'm just currently hanging on to it for my son's sake

Het die onwettigheid van u aborsie u gevoelens beïnvloed?

Not per say, I just feel bad that I should have at least consulted a doctor instead of taking it in my own hands as I don't know what is happening to my body this whole week

Hoe het ander mense op u aborsie gereageer?

My best friend is still tormenting me about it My dad said he would support me in any decision I make as long as I know the consequences My mom just wanted me to get rid of it

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

Natália Sampaio

Abortei sim! Não foi fácil. foi um dos momentos mas difíceis da minha vida, mas…

Maria

Ser mamá por elección, no a la fuerza.

Bel

Tak, miałam aborcję

Joana

versão corrigida do relato

Cumbe Nelia

Fiz dois abortos com 20 anos...uma em janeiro nao usamos o preservativo mas ele…

Bia

E no começo me arrependi mas vi que seria a melhor opção, e escrevendo meu…

Esperanza

El adiós más difícil.

Eveline BANGOURA

Bonjour je partage avec vous mon expérience aujourd'hui jeune fille de 18ans…

Ray

Toda mulher tem direito à um aborto seguro, não importa quais sejam seus…

Dina Wood

I had an abortion.It was illegal in the United States at the time, but I was…

Abril

Por un aborto libre, seguro y gratuito.

Alice

Nunca imaginei que tomaria essa decisão, mas foi melhor no momento...

carolina

Interrumpi mi embarazo de un mes y medio

Casey

Medical abortion, 19 years old

Weronika

Dzien w którym potwierdzila sie moja ciaza był jak wyrocznia... Mam dużo swoich…

kathy

No me sentía lista

Lauri Laura

Nunca imaginé llegar a esto😔