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I'm in a loving relationship and it wasn't too long ago when I found out I was pregnant. My boyfriend and I would love to have children someday, right now is not the right time for us. When we found out that I was pregnant we where happy but also sad as we knew in the stages of our lives that we are in right now, we could not afford to keep the baby. So we both decided together that I would have an abortion.

2018 Малави

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

I do have mixed feelings on how my abortion went. I know it was the best decision that my boyfriend and I could make at the time we are in now. On the other had it still hurts. We are both still very upset that we needed to make this decision. Every day is getting better and I'm learning to forgive myself. As a mother I would nothing but the best for my children, knowing that I can't provide the basics for them would be a huge burden on me.

How did you do the abortion?

I took the Micopristol pills in the morning. Before I started I made sure I had a stock up on food, pads, pain killers, pillows etc., as I knew I would not leave the house for the rest of the day. When I took the first dosage it took about 30min until I started bleeding. I had a few cramps and felt a wave of nausea but that left quite quickly. 2 hours later I was really cramping and in a lot of pain, but I was very hungry and managed to eat a burger that my boyfriend bought me. It took maybe 3 days for the heavy bleeding and worst cramps to stop. For me it took about 2 weeks in total for the entire bleeding to stop and then about one week extra just spotting. Apart from the physical and emotional pain I didn't have any complications or bad experiences using the Abortion Pill method.

What was your situation at this time?

My boyfriend and I both want to work on saving to have a family in the future. We both didn't want to have our parents raise our child financially and since we are both young and working they would also have to help us raise a child physically.

Незаконность аборта повлияла на ваши чувства?

Not really. I understand that in some countries where abortion is illegal there are no safe options or support group. In Malawi abortion is illegal but I did manage to have a very safe abortion. It took sometime to get the pills that where prescribed to me, but one pharmacy did it.

Как другие люди отреагировали на ваш аборт?

Not many people knew about this. Only very close friends and family. All where very supportive and helpful.

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What is your religion?

Angel M

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Młoda Dama

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Luciana

Hace exactamente 1 año y dos meses. Arranque el 2017 con todo. Supe el día que…

Carla

Meu nome não é esse. Não posso me expor, não posso dizer demais. Fico no…

Nthati

It was a difficult but necessary choice to have made.

Chinchulina

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

Camilla Ferraz

Fiz um aborto porque tenho o direito de decidir meu futuro e minha história.

Lucero Lucero

Creo que por fin tuve control de mi vida.

Won’t be named Won’t be named

I had an abortion a week after my twenty second birthday, I was five and a half…

Abril

Por un aborto libre, seguro y gratuito.

Almma Crysta

Supe de mi embarazo el 19 de enero de 2018 por una ecografía transvaginal que…

Bel

Tak, miałam aborcję

noha

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Giovanna

Oi amigas, primeiramente gostaria de dizer que eu entendo exatamente o quê…

Raqueli

misto de melancolia e alívio

Francis

Una decisión consciente de vida

Miqueyla

No me arrepiento de lo que hice. Abortar suena demasiado frío , asi que mejor…