Pregnant South African university student feels her goals are in jeopardy
I came to be pregnant about 19 days ago, on around the 17th day of my cycle, after having protected sex. I have a very regular cycle, and I track it religiously every month. I know it is a usually 29 days, so I knew I was pregnant by day 35 and took a test to confirm it.
The reason I am seeking a miscarriage is that I am not ready in any way to have a child. I'm in my first year at university, I have goals in life. Goals I would not be able to achieve if I had a child because I'm not stable enough, financially or emotionally. I live alone in this country, with little support from family. The man involved is not someone I would consider a future with either. I am considering telling him about the pregnancy, just so that I don't feel so damn alone in this, but we will see. I am so grateful for this site, and I really hope its methods works for me.
- Age: 21
- Not religious/Not religiously affiliated
- Single (never married)
- Yes it was consensual
- He is a friend
- He does not know about the pregnancy
- Condom (male)
- No serious penalties
- It is too expensive for me at this time