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October 15, 2018

Content warning: suicide, rape

“My suicide, as a gift to my Dad. I was fifteen, motherless (she died of cancer,) and raised by an upstanding, beleaguered, and loving Catholic Dad. At a beach party a guy "friend" dragged me behind a dune and raped me....

February 4, 2017

“I made some drunk decisions one night and ended up raped. I never told anyone that either. When my friends asked about my bruises, I told them I liked it rough. When my mom drove me to the abortion clinic I told her it was a one night stand.

That was...

January 30, 2017

"When I came to Preterm in autumn 2010, I had been beaten, I had been raped, and I was pregnant. I had bruises everywhere. I was sore everywhere, even my bones. When I looked at myself in the mirror I cried because I didn’t even recognize myself. My...

April 8, 2016

"My abortion experience was hideous. I became pregnant as the result of a rape on a night out.. I won't go into exact details about that. I had sex with him a second time two days later when he turned up at my house unexpectedly. The day after that I...

January 15, 2016

"When I was 16, I went to my brothers house for a visit. I didn't see him for a while because he was a truck driver and I missed hanging out with him. In the middle of the night while I was sleeping in the living room, he came in and raped me. 

 

I kne...

October 14, 2015

"I was raised in a very religious household. I had been taught at a young age not to have sex until you’re married. I also have autism, a developmental disability, and as a result, my education about sexuality and the reproductive system in the publi...

January 20, 2015

"I was 15 and he was my first real boyfriend. He was older than me. He had dropped out of school. I knew he was involved with some drug use, but I had never experienced or been around anything like that. I wasn't sure how to handle it. We dated a mon...

December 10, 2014

"This is a long story but will try to keep it short. I had been sexually abused from the age of 9, and got pregnant when I was 16. I was so scared and didn't know what to do. I had never told anyone what was happening and just wanted it all to go awa...

February 11, 2014

"I am 24 years old and I have had 2 abortions, in a country where abortion is largely illegal. The first time I had one I was in my last year of college and I found out I was pregnant after I had been raped by my friend's boyfriend. The decision to a...

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