Gemma

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The best decision for me.

2015 Reino Unido

¿Cuáles fueron sus sentimientos acerca de hacer el aborto (s)?

I am thankful to live in a country where I can exercise rights & choice over my body. I was in a position where I could not only decide to have an abortion, but it was actually accessible to me too.

¿Cómo hizo el aborto?

Horrendous - my partner and I have been together since June 2014. I had been using The Copper IUD initially, however, it caused me numerous problems so I removed it. I decided to start using Natural Family Planning, for two reasons: to prevent pregnancy (we were both STI tested) and; to track my cycle (I was being investigated for Endometriosis). However, over a year in, I miss calculated and I ended up getting pregnant. My partner commented on my period being late, so a couple of days later I tested. It was positive. I was pregnant. I went to work. Overwhelmed. Not believing it. I took another test at lunch time. Still positive. Still pregnant. I went to the doctor, I tested again. Still positive. Still pregnant. I booked a termination there and then. I went home and told my partner. "I'm pregnant. I've booked an appointment at the clinic". The scan confirmed I was 4 weeks pregnant. I booked a medical for a week later. I went in for the first tablet and two days later for the second set. "It'll be like a heavy period" they said, "go home and rest they said." I went home. I rested. 36 hours later I was fitting on the floor, diarrhea, vomitting, pain, bleeding. An ambulance was called and I was taken into accident and emergency. I was given gas & air, codeine, diclofenac, morphine and a paracetamol & fluid drip. I was screaming in pain. Left on a gynae ward with (visibly) pregnant women - who assumed I was having a miscarriage - I had to suffer in pain. Scared, lonely and like I was to blame. The termination hadn't worked, and I had to wait for 3 days nil by mouth waiting for a D&C. I was eventually taken into surgery and the nightmare was neasr to ending. I woke up from my surgery, feeling lighter. Both physically & emotionally. I was fucking elated. I wanted to go home that night, be away from the judgement I felt and be in my own bed. I do not regret my abortion. Having my abortion was the absolute best decision for me. My partner. And the foteus. There is no way we are in a position to continue a pregnancy. I in no way regret my abortion, I regret the unfortunate circumstances in which it happened though.

¿Cuál era su situación en ese momento?

¿Cómo reaccionaron otras personas a tu aborto?

Supportive

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Qué religión profesa?

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Minnie

Strach ma wielkie oczy

Emmy Smith

It was the best decision of my life

Chinchulina

I come from a country where abortion is legal but due to my personal…

Marie

I had an abortion. It's a choice I want available for every woman, for…

elena

interrumpi un embarazo de 6 semanas

SD

I had an abortion. It was in October of 2008, when I was 21. The guy I was…

B.

Uma decisão que precisa ser feita rápida porém pensada

britta

Something that has carried with me ever since.

Aguacate

Como abortar en una ciudad donde es penalizado el aborto las primeras semanas.

Kojika

Jestem w stałym związku od 7lat. Mam kochającego mężczyznę i mała córeczkę.

Martina Martina

Un acto irresponsable pero a la vez un sentimiento de alivio.

Alice

This is how it went for me

Aguaperdida Pam

Fue una decisión muy difícil pero estoy segura de que fue la mejor.
Un embarazo

Sam

I had a Medical Abortion - Painful Experience, Life Changing

Mariana Leitão

A tal história do “ engravidei por acidente” é real!

Andrea

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