My Abortion Story

Thousands of girls and women have abortions every year which is why it is important to make conversations about abortion normal. We need to challenge the silence and stigma around abortion! Read the abortion stories below from girls and women around South Africa.

Story 12

I was messing around with a guy and not using condoms and then one day my period didn’t come. I let it slide for a

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Story 11

Here’s is my abortion story. I found out I was 4 weeks pregnant after a weird hangover. I knew there and then that I didn’t

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Story 10

I had an abortion when I was 19 years old. The person who impregnated me had taken advantage of my lack of knowledge and 2

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Story 9

I had my TOP [termination of pregnancy] back in 2004. I was 20 years old and in university, so I made the decision to terminate

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Story 8

In 2009, I got pregnant after being raped by a man I was seeing. This was in my first year of university. I went to

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Story 7

I had an abortion at Hillbrow Clinic in March 2020, and it was not a great experience. I decided to have an abortion as I

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Story 6

I had an abortion on August 15, 2019. I had the abortion because my husband said he is unemployed, and we can’t support another child

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Story 5

I gave birth to my daughter in 2007, and it was a C-section delivery. In 2008 I got pregnant again and I was young as

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Story 4

I had an abortion because I was not ready to have a baby and I fell pregnant due to stealthing [stealthing is when the person

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Story 3

I went to my local government clinic as I can’t afford private clinics to terminate. I was treated badly by a nurse who was supposed

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Story 2

I had an abortion a few weeks back because I was impregnated by a guy who is from another province, and he told me that

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Story 1

My friend had an abortion last August at the KwaMhlanga hospital [Mpumalanga] because she had fallen pregnant after a condom failed her and she wasn’t

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