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2020 Emirados Árabes Unidos

Quais foram seus sentimentos em relação ao aborto(s)?

I felt grief to have to abort the pregnancy given that I am older (42), conceived naturally with a partner I feel committed to and would like to have a child with, and feel it is unlikely that I could get pregnant again. However it was necessary given the legal risks in this country. So I felt very sad to have to do it. I was also scared of the physical process, worried about the pain and the potential for complications.

Como fez o aborto?

Although I was scared, the information I received was thorough and reassuring. I followed all the instructions exactly as written and it was a very smooth experience. I did feel cramping and had heavy bleeding and it took about 5 days after the procedure to feel completely normal again, but it was much easier than I expected.

I am married, but separated from my husband for the past 3 years. He is living outside the country at the moment due to COVID travel restrictions returning to the UAE after what was supposed to be a short trip, and we're in the process of a divorce. In this country, it is illegal to have sex with someone other than one's legal spouse. Since I am technically still married (having a divorce in process doesn't make a difference to the law here) and my spouse is outside the country, conceiving a child with my boyfriend of 2 years is technically illegal. Although I would love to have another child, I would face severe legal ramifications if I chose to continue the pregnancy since going for any prenatal care here and/or giving birth would implicate that I had sex outside my marriage. Under normal circumstances I would have traveled to Europe to obtain a legal abortion, but travel restrictions due to the COVID would not allow me to return here to my country of residence thereafter, so I felt that I had no choice other than to try to figure out a way to obtain an abortion here.

A ilegalidade de seu aborto afetou seus sentimentos?

The fact that it is illegal in my country of residence did make me feel more nervous and fearful than I would otherwise. I was nervous about receiving the medications via mail and the potential of having to seek medical help if anything went wrong. However, the emails from the Women on Web team were incredibly helpful and reassuring and everything went very smoothly.

lega/ilegal

Qual é a sua religião?

Eli

Difícil decisión

yunni lee

yo aborte. por mi situación económica, por tener otro hijo, porque estudio y…

Daisy

I had an abortion about seven years ago when I was 16. I was in an abusive…

keira

Chcę mieć kontrolę. Zrobiłam to i NIE ŻAŁUJĘ.

Wzięłam pierwszą tabletkę, czułam…

Maria

Maria

Julia

Uratowałam sobie życie

Danna Elissa

ABORTAR PARA SER "LIBRES" NUEVAMENTE

Yee Tee

I had an abortion

Vale

Mi hijo se transformó en una estrella.
Ahora veo a los demás de otra manera.
A…

Vandalize

Já fiz quatro: 2004, 2005, 2009 e 2015

ThatGirlThatBelievesInYou

Not as bad as it seems. Being scared was worse than the pain.

CINTIA

Yo aborté y no me arrepiento de ello.

Cs

Porque la situación lo requería

Elizabeth .

Difícil, Pero Necesario

Bee

I felt very guilty but relieved . I was way too young to be a mother.

Ella

I was so scared but it was right and I know deep in my heart now.

Esmeralda Esmralda

Por que lo hice es quizas por que nobera mi momentl consideraba era muy pequeña…