2020 Birleşik Arap Emirlikleri
What were your feelings about doing the abortion/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.
How did you do the abortion?
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.
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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.
What is your religion?
I don't regret it. It was one of the wisest decisions I ever made in my life. I'…
No fue facil pero lo hise y me ha hido muy bien! Fue mi mejor decición!
Wczoraj dokonałam aborcji.
Odejście od męża, związanie się z nowym, wydawałoby…
Fue una decisión muy difícil pero estoy segura de que fue la mejor.
Abortar es tu elección!
I had an abortion when I was 16 years old.
Siempre estarás en mi 😇🕊🌼
I got pregnant by the guy I was only dating for 2 months. I found out about it…
Yo interrumpí un embarazo no deseado.
It was a difficult but necessary choice to have made.
I had an abortion twice this year. One was around August, and the second today…
Nunca hubiera querido estar en esa encrucijada
Ik heb een abortus gehad
Descobri a gravidez com 4 semanas, a camisinha estourou e tomei a pílula do dia…
No me arrepiento de lo que hice. Abortar suena demasiado frío , asi que mejor…