Unintended Pregnancy in New Zealand, Oceania

1 Jan

Natural abortion in New Zealand

1) Financially challenged woman seeking natural abortion in New Zealand, Pacific Islands

We are *really* poor and I am trying desperately to get money together to have a baby. Of the two of us, I have more earning potential and I need to work for another year. Plus I am in the process of getting insurance and it will not cover birth for 12 months. I could pay the $7.95 but I do not have credit. We had unprotected sex on day 8 of my cycle but I have a weird feeling, even though I do not usually ovulate until day 15 of my 26 day cycle. Today is day 14.

  • Family Reaction: abortion is legal BUT the process to obtain is abusive
  • Age: 40 or more
  • Ethnic Group: Pacific Islander
  • Reason for Pregnancy: I had consensual sex with someone I cared for
  • Birth Control Used: I did not use birth control

2) Woman who used the birth control pill, seeking natural abortion in New Zealand, Pacific Islands

  My partner and I have one child and I have fallen pregnant again accidentally. We can't afford another child and the stress on our relationship over the previous year has been tremendous and will only become worse with another child. I am desperate to end the pregnancy and try to save the relationship for the sake of our one year old but have no money for doctors. 

  • Family Reaction: husband leaves
  • Age: 25 - 29
  • Ethnic Group: Caucasian (White)
  • Reason for Pregnancy: I had consensual sex with someone I cared for
  • Birth Control Used: Birth Control Pill

 3) Single woman seeking natural abortion in New Zealand, Pacific Islands

I’m single girl and I’m 6 weeks pregnant now please help me abort as soon as possible. i dont want people to know about this because i stay with my sister

  • Family Reaction: beating from father or family member, dis-owned by family, death by the hands of a family member
  • Age: 20 - 24
  • Ethnic Group: Pacific Islander
  • Reason for Pregnancy: I had consensual sex with someone I cared for
  • Birth Control Used: I did not use birth control,We used a condom for men

 4) Catholic woman seeking natural abortion in New Zealand, Pacific Islands

 I'm at high school and my family are strict catholics. I'm scared about what might happen to me if they find out. The father is a cousin of one of my friends, I just thought he was good looking. I feel so stupid now.

  • Family Reaction: beating from father or family member, dis-owned by family
  • Age: Under 16 years old
  • Ethnic Group: Pacific Islander
  • Reason for Pregnancy: I had consensual sex with someone I did not care for
  • Birth Control Used: I did not use birth control