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2021 Ägypten

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

Somehow this whole process changed my mind and made me realize that I would like to be a mother at some point, but definitely not right now, so I do feel relieved about being so fortunate to have this experience be as safe and as comfortable as it was. I’m definitely lucky. It definitely could have been worse.

How did you do the abortion?

Surprisingly fine. I expected it to be excruciating and intolerable, but it ended up being just extremely painful. My boyfriend and I rented a hotel room for 2 days and stocked up on pain medicine, food, tea and sanitary pads. He was very helpful and supportive. I put a hot water bottle on my stomach and we slept through the pain. When we were awake we binge watched TV shows. After the sac was passed, I bled for like 2 or 3 weeks maybe, I would get cramps and have to use pain medicine. The doctor prescribed another medicine after the abortion ended in order to empty my uterus. This medicine caused leg cramps that somehow still exist till now. I’m now on my first period after the abortion.

What was your situation at this time?

I’m not married to my boyfriend so it’s impossible to have a child in my country. We were only 7 months into the relationship when we had to deal with that. And even if we were married, it’s still too early in our lives and careers to be parents.

Hat die Illegalität Ihres Schwangerschaftsabbruchs Ihre Gefühle beeinflusst?

It made me really scared and worried about which gynecologist to visit. I had to ask around a lot of people. The day we visited the gynecologist for the first time i was shaking and out of breath. But it went well thankfully.

Wie haben andere Menschen auf Ihre Abtreibung reagiert?

Only 2 people + my boyfriend know. They were all very supportive thankfully.

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

maria maria

No tome la mejor desición, hice lo que pude

Ani

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Casey

Medical abortion, 19 years old

Anonimowa

Dokonałam tego co jest zakazane w tym kraju. Nie czuję się winna.

Abbie

I had an abortion and don't regret it.

Nathalia

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Izabela

Mam 20 lat i zupełnie nie byłam przygotowana na ciąże.
Ja i mój chłopak…

Andy

Decidí sobre mi futuro.

Luka

Hice lo mejor que pude, estando bajo toda la presión del mundo.

GabiD

Voltei a ser livre!!

Anastasia

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

Madison

Una lucha constante.

Andrea

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Mary

YO ABORTE CON CYTOTEC, con ayuda de una chica de un grupo de apoyo de méxico.

Ianne

A cry of freedom for all women who are dictated by the mentality of the norms…

Jude

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