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May 16, 2019

“At 21 years old, I was on hormonal birth control and it failed. I had gotten a terrible flu, strep and chest infection and was prescribed antibiotics. Too ill to make it to the pharmacy myself, I asked my then-boyfriend to pick up the prescription....

May 16, 2019

“I was a 28 year old PhD student six weeks from defending my dissertation. I'd had an IUD for 3 years and thought my birth control method would protect me from pregnancy. Apparently, my IUD had shifted slightly, and I got pregnant. I went to the doct...

December 17, 2018

“I had a medication abortion at 6 weeks and 2 days. I was on the birth control pill for 15 years. I’ve been with my current partner for 8 years and have never missed a pill. We had been on a holiday and on my 7-day pill free period and I never had a...

October 19, 2018

“In 1992, I was 22 and had an abortion. There was no thinking about it. My period was late, I went and had a test and made the appointment the for the abortion the next day. 6 months later I was pregnant again. This time a condom had broke. I had gon...

September 17, 2018

“The first day I arrived on my college campus I knew something was wrong. I didn't have my normal period in July. I thought maybe this was a symptom of the IUD implant I got just before I left for college.

I had some spotting for only 2 days; therefor...

September 10, 2018

“This is not my abortion story. These are my abortion stories. That’s right. I’ve had two. After two Paragard IUD failures.

The first was a year and three months ago. After having the Paragard for about 4 years. I was in shock. I already had a 6.5-yea...

September 5, 2018

“I arrived at 10:15. I had a scan and was 8 weeks pregnant. They didn't show me the screen, as I knew I would break down. After that, I saw doctors who discussed the methods with me, and then they said they can do the local anesthesia today, so I sai...

September 1, 2018

“I think it was 2009, so I would have been 31. This was in the United Kingdom. I went into hospital to have my gallbladder removed and the nurse asked me whether I could be pregnant. I laughed and said 'no' but as I estimated that my last period was...

July 31, 2018

“At 38, with a newly 18-year-old child, I found I was pregnant. My ex and I broke up about a month prior to me finding out. My birth control pill failed. I told my ex. He wanted nothing to do with me or a baby.

My doctor made me wait almost a month to...

July 24, 2018

"I never considered writing about my abortion experience. Maybe because it was traumatizing, maybe because it was personal, but maybe also because it was none of anybody's damn business. However, with the recent discussion around Roe vs. Wade, I thou...

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