A secret abortion

Hi I am 19 years old and I want to have an abortion but I don't want to involve my parents because I am scared and I don't want them to know. It is only me and my boyfriend and I am 13 weeks pregnant.
Will they be able to help me because I don't want anyone at home to know about it.

Editor's Comment

This is a big secret for you to keep from your parents. It is possible for you to go to your GP or a contraceptive and sexual health clinic and be referred for abortion from there. At 13+ weeks the procedure would be either a surgical suction and evacuation, or a medical abortion where you may have to stay in the hospital or clinic overnight. It would be good for you to talk this through with a pregnancy practitioner so that you are clear what is involved. I understand that sometimes the thought of parents finding out about a pregnancy feels unthinkable, but the effect of keeping a secret like this can take its toll on you. for unplanned pregnancy support. or you can call the national helpline 0300 4000 999.
This story was sent in on 19/09/2013

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