Women Pregnant While in School

21 Mar


American College Student Will Lose Scholarship
I’m 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

Student in Fiji Must Finish Degree Without a Child
Female from Fiji: I am 20 years old and I just found out that I am 1 momth pregant last week.I was shocked.I do not want to get preganant now as I do not want to burden my family and my boyfriend’s family.I want to complete my studies now and just enjoy my life before getting a family (and getting preganant later). I just want ot find a method to abort.
Family Reaction: dis-owned by family
Age: 20 – 24
Ethnic Group: Pacific Islander
Birth Control Used: I did not use birth control, I am Breastfeeding so I did not think I was fertile

Woman Forced to Drop Out of College Without a Natural Abortion
I became pregnant about a month ago when the condom broke. I already have two daughters and did not want any more children, even though my husband does. I am attending college and am set to graduate in May, if I have a baby now it will cause me to have to drop out of college right before I graduate.
Family Reaction: husband leaves, dis-owned by family, Losing my 2 daughters that I have now
Cost: $600
Age: 25 – 29
Ethnic Group: Caucasian (White)
Reason for Pregnancy: I used birth control but it did not work
Birth Control Used: We used a condom for men

College Student Cannot Support a Child
i tried the vitamin c method, but it did not work. i don’t really have access to a medical, legal abortion. there is no way that i can have a child in my life right now. i am in college, and i would have to quit. i don’t have financial support from my family, so i have to finish college to be able to have a career and make a life for myself. if my parents knew that i got pregnant, they would kill me and never talk to me again. they would also react the same way or even worse if they knew i had an abortion. please help me.
Family Reaction: beating from father or other family member, dis-owned by family
Age: 17 – 19
Ethnic Group: Caucasian (White)
Reason for Pregnancy: I had consensual sex with someone I cared for, I used birth control but it did not work
Birth Control Used: We used a condom for men

University Student Not Able to Financially Support a Child
I am in university and cannot afford the expenses of a child at this time. If I keep the child i would have to end up marrying the child’s father and become abandoned by my family who is finding it really hard to come up tuition. The child’s father is already finding it hard since he’s sending himself to school.

  • Age: 19
  • Country: Jamaica
  • Ethnic Group: Black/African/African American
  • Religion: Christian
  • Birth Control Used: Condom (male), Natural Birth Control (Rhythm Method, Temperature Charting, ect.), Withdrawal Method
  • Consequence: Imprisonment (because abortion is illegal where I live), Disowned by family if they found out (forced to leave home or not allowed to return), Husband/boyfriend will leave me if he found out, Beating from the man who got me pregnant if he found out