Nik

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2012 Canada

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

I never second-guessed my decision, and I still know it was the best choice for me by far.

How did you do the abortion?

I had a surgical abortion in 2012 and 2014, both times in Toronto, Canada. Both times I experienced only a small amount of pain during the procedure. The staff at each clinic were incredibly professional and kind. It was completely free both times, and after the clinic I went to for my second abortion offered me an IUD for free as well, which I have been very satisfied with so far. Both times I was accompanied by my boyfriend, who was incredibly sweet and supportive, and I was able to go right to my bed and rest until I felt better. I experienced light bleeding and relatively painful cramping for a few days, though nothing too severe. My experiences with abortion have been overwhelmingly positive. I feel so privileged to live in a country where my right to an abortion is secure. Furthermore, I live in a part of Canada where abortion is easily accessible. Canadian women in many provinces and most rural areas do not have access to local abortion services, and must travel to have one. It is unacceptable that women have unequal access in Canada; travelling far for an abortion costs women money, time, and discretion, in that teenagers or women in controlling relationships who must hide their abortions may not be able to travel without arousing suspicion. This is the problem that many Canadian women have in accessing abortion, and the situation is obviously far graver elsewhere in the world, and I am so grateful for the services Women on Web provide to those women. It is so important that we share our stories of abortion. This medical procedure is ubiquitous, necessary, and a basic human right, and it is so important that all women around the world are easily able to access it. We must share our stories to destigmatize abortion, so thank you for providing me the platform to share it.

What was your situation at this time?

Ako reagovali na váš potrat iní ľudia?

The people I told were all incredibly supportive both times that I had an abortion. I feel so lucky to be surrounded by people who are pro-choice and non-judgemental.

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

YoungWoman from India

This website gave me the confidence that I could do it. It gave me all the…

Ana Costa

Fiz o aborto com 7 semanas

Patricia Bronstein

I was married and had known since an early age that I did not want to be a…

Mary

I can now carry on with life.

Tatá

Fiz um aborto com 8 semanas. Eu me envolvi com um colega de trabalho, por um…

Bea

Enfim,tudo começou em Outubro. Tive relações sexuais com meu parceiro fixo (Meu…

Julieta Iovaldi Curutchet

Decidí desde el principio no compartir esa experiencia con la pareja de ese…

Fernanda

Yo aborté y soy una chica libre

AS

I am having an abortion as I am writing this, at home with cytotec…

Julia

Y fue lo mejor

A alexandra

Mi futuro, mi familia

mayumi uehara

Fiz.não me arrependo e contei com a ajuda da ong, o que foi essencial para que…

Willem Velthoven

I had several abortions. And children too!

Sol

Macierzyństwo nie jest dla każdego

Mam już 30 lat, męża, stabilną sytuację…

Natália

Estava grávida de quase 12 semanas.

Anna Ninguna

No estaba lista

Susie

I'M NOT SORRY.

Ruth

Zaczełao sie (wiadomo) od dwóch kresek i przerażenia. Szukałam możliwości…

Natasha

I had come off the contraceptive pill as it had me feeling un well, we thought…

Regina Kunst

Aku memutuskan untuk aborsi karena pada saat itu, aku masih menempuh S3 dan…