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I had an abortion and never talked about it with anyone

2002 United States (né/e en Mexico)

Quels étaient vos sentiments au sujet de faire l'avortement / s?

I am surprised at how long I have carried these feelings with me. In part I think it's because I never grieved properly, was in denial and threw myself into intense activity, working and studying as if my life depended on it. I also never really got to talk about it because of shame or not wanting to make people feel uncomfortable. I am just starting to realize that I need to do the grieving process properly in order to be able to heal. I don't feel guilty though, and I know it was the right decision. If anything I just wish I had taken better care of my emotions and made sure I had some support. I'm glad to have realized this now and started my healing process.

Comment avez-vous fait l'avortement?

I tried first with herbs, a very intense schedule drinking infusions every 4 hours, even through the night, for 2 weeks. I had cramping and other reactions, but was unsuccessful. So I decided to go to a clinic. By then I was 6 weeks pregnant.

Quelle était votre situation à ce moment-là?

I felt like I had no support in the world and didn't feel capable of being a parent on my own and give a child a good life. I didn't want to carry a baby to term and give it away in adoption because I thought that would be even more painful.

L'illégalité de votre avortement a-t-elle affecté vos sentiments ?

Abortion in Mexico was illegal back then, not sure how it is now. But the illegality definitely made me feel scared. I decided to travel to the US in order to not have to deal with any of the back street horror stories you hear about.

Comment les autres personnes ont-elles réagi à votre avortement ?

My boyfriend at the time wanted us to never tell anyone, so I didn't. But this in time made it more painful. I am still afraid of people's reactions.

What is your religion?

What is your religion?

Anna Cavalcante

Olá, o meu nome é Anna, eu fiquei grávida aos 18 anos, e devido à minha idade

Uma Mulher

Pra mim, fazer um aborto foi um ato de responsabilidade

Beta

La única opción

Flor

Y lo que no podía pasar, pasó

Freedom77

I was lucky enough to be able to have an NHS surgical termination at 8 weeks.

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Laura Helena

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Sylvie Shene

A Life-Saving Experience Thank you for asking people to share their abortion…

K

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Megan W.

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Mar Tina

Todo es muy reciente ... estoy recuperandome hace tan solo dos dias que sucedio.

Johanna P.

Era lo que tenia que hacer

Dani

Because I NEEDED TO DO IT!
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Angela

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Maria Victoria

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Cristina Lima

Fiz um aborto.

NICOL

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