2 abortions in a year.

I was 15 years old. I hadn't gotten my period in 3 months. Me and my friend decided to go get me a pregnancy test. It came out positive.
I told my boyfriend and my mom. My mom understood but would not go for anything but an abortion; my boyfriend's parents were supportive.
I moved in with my boyfriend and had a surgical abortion. It was not a bad experience and I knew it was what we had to do having no jobs no matter how much I wanted to keep it.
Afterwards I was put on a birth control pill, but that did not work for me as I didn't like the effects of the hormones so I stopped it 8 months later.
Now exactly one year later - me being 16 now - I am pregnant again. My mom still understands and everything, but we are still young teenagers and again, cannot raise a baby knowing it will not have a perfect life. I am in the process of getting a medical abortion this time (the pill) and have planned for an IUD after. Luckily this time I was tracking my period and found out earlier rather than 3 months into the pregnancy like the first time around. I am hoping with the help of God this won't happen again.

Editor's Comment

I am sorry that you find yourself in this situation again. No contraception is 100% safe and if you are not using something reliable all the time, you are at risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. If you need help or support after your abortion please be in touch. You can call the national helpline 0300 4000 999, log on to Online advisor, or follow the link to find a centre for post abortion support in your area.

This story was sent in on 12/01/2012

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