Stories of Unintended Pregnancies Resulting from Ineffective Condoms

24 Nov

1.  Pregnant Mother in Florida Faces trouble from Separated Husband and Father of Child

I'm 33 . Got laid off last year haven't been able to find work. I have 3 kids already and we are barely getting by. We are living with my family because I cannot afford to live on my own. My family would kick me out if I had another child. They would shun me because I am still legally married. They think I should go back to my husband who used to beat me. And even though we are separated, if my husband found out I wad pregnant he would kill me. And the guy I'm pregnant from wants me to keep it. I only told him of it because I thought he would pay for the procedure. But now he's threatining to go to my family and we barely know each other. If I could find information to help me get this done it would save my life

Age:33
Country: USA, Florida
Birth Control Method Used: Condom (male)
Personal Consequences: 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)

2.  Bangladeshi Woman Cannot Bring another child into Tumultuous Family

I am begali lady living with my two kids and am separated from my husband for six years. Suddenly,things got better between us and we began life from a new page. Meanwhile,I was working day and night to support my small family along with him. Due to labor crsis in Chitaghong,he lost his job and the whole burden got laid on my shoulders. I was quiet waiting for him to find a better job but in vain.

Before this month (which is just 28th day of my monthly cycle) I had regular periods. In all this while I have been with him and therefore,cant consider it a harmonal disorder,etc. He did take precautions but dont know why and howcome I have conceived. I am too worried because I can hardly make two ends meet and now this is going to affect the whole equilibrim in our lives. We had a big fight in which he threantend me of leaving all by myself again. and I cant see any good happening.Please help me ,you're my last resort.

Age: 27
Country: Bangladesh
Birth Control Method Used: Condom (male)
Personal Consequences:  Financial hardship. I simply can not afford to have a child at this point in my life.

3.  Teenage Woman Seeks Help After Ineffective Condom Use

I'm am sixteen years old. I lost my virginity to my boyfriend who I love more than anyone in the world. We used a condom but I don't think it worked because my period is late. I've only had sex once my entire life. I don't want to have this child because I will be disowned/possibly beaten by my father. Also I have plans to go to college and have a good career in NYC when I graduate. A baby would never alIow me or my boyfriend to have a good future that we both hope for. I also don't want to get my boyfriend disowned because his dad would no doubt do that.

Age: 16
Country: USA, North Carolina
Birth Control Method Used: Condom (male)
Personal Consequences: 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), Beating from my father, brother or other family member

4.  Virginia Teen Found Pregnant even after using multiple contraceptives

I am 17. My friend and I had sex and the condom ripped. I took the morning after pill a few hours and I dont believe it worked. His family is Islamic,his older brother's girlfriend is pregnant,they have to pay off a $23,000 accident bill,their mother is in debt,my relationship with my mother is terrible,and having a baby right now would be very hard financially and emotionally. Im not 100% positive Im pregnant but anyway to rush my period would be very helpful
Age: 17
Country: USA, Virginia
Birth Control Methods Used: Condom (male)
Personal Consequences: Financial hardship. I simply can not afford to have a child at this point in my life., Forced to leave school