Minors seeking natural abortion

3 Sep

1) Young teen seeking abortion in Wisconsin, USA:

My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex... and now I think I'm pregnant... If so, I'd be kicked out of my home and my father would most likely try to kill my boyfriend, if not me also...

  • Age: Under 16
  • Ethnic Group: White
  • Relationship Status: In a monogamous relationship
  • What type of sex education, if any, did you receive in your schooling? Basic sex education
  • Did you learn about birth control in your sex education program? Yes
  • Have you confirmed that you are pregnant? No, it's too early to take a pregnancy test
  • Have you missed your period yet? Yes, I have passed the date my period was due
  • How long has it been since your period was due? Less than 1 week
  • Is this unwanted pregnancy the result of consensual sex? Yes it was consensual
  • Relationship to the man who got you pregnant: He is my boyfriend
  • Birth Control Used: I did not use birth control
  • Does the man who got you pregnant support your decision to have a miscarriage? Yes he supports my decision
  • What personal consequences might you face if you are found to be pregnant? Financial hardship. I simply can not afford to have a child at this point in my life., Forced to leave school, Disowned by family (forced to leave home or not allowed to return), Forced to marry the man who got me pregnant, Death at the hands of my father, brother or other family member

2) Sixteen year old seeking natural abortion in New York, USA:

I am 16 and i believe I'm pregnant. I dont even know why I've done the things I have but i know my mother doesn't desserve this.

  • Age: 16
  • Ethnic Group: Hispanic/Latina
  • Religion: Christian; Protestant
  • Relationship Status: Single
  • What type of sex education, if any, did you receive in your schooling? Comprehensive sex education
  • Did you learn about birth control in your sex education program? Yes
  • Have you confirmed that you are pregnant? No, I do not have access to a pregnancy test
  • Have you missed your period yet? Yes
  • How long has it been since your period was due? Less than 1 week
  • Is this unwanted pregnancy the result of consensual sex? Yes it was consensual
  • Relationship to the man who got you pregnant: He was an acquaintance
  • Birth Control Used: I did not use birth control
  • Does the man who got you pregnant support your decision to have a miscarriage? He does not know about the pregnancy
  • What personal consequences might you face if you are found to be pregnant? Financial hardship. I simply can not afford to have a child at this point in my life., Forced to leave school, Disowned by family (forced to leave home or not allowed to return), Forced to marry the man who got me pregnant, Beating from my father, brother or other family member
  • What are your reasons for not choosing to have a medical or surgical abortion? It is too expensive for me at this time
  • What is the approximate cost, in US dollars, of a surgical abortion where you live? $450.00
  • Have you had a medical or surgical abortion in the past? No

3. Louisiana Teenager Stigmatized by Past Medical Abortion

I am the youngest of 4 sisters. Neither of my sisters have kids or have ever been pregnant. This is my second pregnancy (possibly) my mother was very disappointed and didnt talk to me. I had a surgical abortion and it was so much pain. After the process i felt s tingle in my throat, and my body wouldnt turn the way i wanted it to. I threw up towards the door as they were rolling thr baby out. I was traumatized and i cant go through that again

  • Age: 17
  • Current Country: USA
  • Ethnic Background: Black/African/African American
  • Religion: Christian
  • Marital Status: Single (never married)
  • Consensual Sex?: Yes
  • Does the man who got you pregnant support your decision to have a miscarriage?: Yes, he supports my decision
  • No
  • Depo Provera
  • No
  • No serious penalties
  • I am intimidated by protestors outside the clinic(s) close to where I live. I would rather not have a medical or surgical abortion. I had one in the past and it was a negative experience.
  • Share Your Personal Story: I am the youngest of 4 sisters. Neither of my sisters have kids or have ever been pregnant . This is my second pregnancy (possibly) my mother was very disappointed and didnt talk to me. I had a surgical abortion and it was so much pain. After the process i felt s tingle in my throat, and my body wouldnt turn the way i wanted it to. I threw up towards the door as they were rolling thr baby out. I was traumatized and i cant go through that again