Pregnant School Dropout

1 Jul

1) Pregnant School Dropout from Delaware, USA:

I’am just getting finish from my first year in college and I am on scholarship. My parents did not have any money to send me to college. If I have a baby, my scholarship will be taken away from me because I will have to stop going to school full time. Please help me with this. This is the first time something like this has happened to me and the first I have ever been pregnant. I will be 19 years old later on in the year. I cannot let my parents find out about this because to them I have failed.

  • Family Reaction: dis-owned by family, Will not be able to stay in school, just started college
  • Age: 17 – 19
  • Ethnic Group: African American
  • Reason for Pregnancy: I was intoxicated on alcohol or drugs due to my own actions. I had sex without being fully aware of the situation
  • Birth Control Used: I did not use birth control

 2) Pregnant School Dropout from Namibia, Africa: 

i am really scared that my parents find out about my pregnancy.i cannot have a child because i am still in school and having a child will force me to quit my school education and my career.please help me?!

  • Family Reaction:school expulsion, beating from father or other family member, dis-owned by family
  • Age: 20 – 24
  • Ethnic Group: African from Africa
  • Reason for Pregnancy: I was raped by a stranger
  • Birth Control Used: Birth Control Pill

3) Pregnant School Dropout from Kenya, Africa:

I am still in school, and having a baby now will ruin my carreer. I do not have money to get abortion done so please help me.
  • Family Reaction: 
  • Age: 17 – 19
  • Ethnic Group: African from Africa
  • Reason for Pregnancy: I had consensual sex with someone I did not care for

4) Female from Wisconsin, USA: 

I am 19 years old. I have a two year old daughter. I don’t have a job, and my fiance and I are living on our own. We are having a hard time keeping our place as it is, and I found out I was pregnant a week ago. We cannot afford to have two kids and keep our place now. I am interested in having a miscarriage because it’ll be easier for me also. I was 17 when I had my daughter, so I dropped out of school, and I am going back to school now for my GED. I also cannot have a kid because I want to finish school, and go to college, and get a good job, before having another kid.

  • Age: 17 – 19
  • Ethnic Group: Hispanic / Latino
  • Reason for Pregnancy: I had consensual sex with someone I cared for
  • Birth Control Used: I did not use birth control