Unsafe Abortion, An Unforgettable Dilemma
Dec 5, 2017
Yaa Serwaa was 15 years old when she had an unsafe abortion. She became pregnant after two years in a relationship that she "did not take seriously".
Serwaa confides: "I relied on natural contraception, using the calendar method but it was ineffective”.
With the help of a friend Serwaa said she prepared and applied some herbs to terminate the pregnancy. "I drank the concoction behind closed doors, in a small room that no one could see me, not even my biological mother”, she said.