Ghana: Unsafe Abortion, An Unforgettable Dilemma

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Unsafe Abortion, An Unforgettable Dilemma
Dennis Peprah
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.

Continued at source: https://www.modernghana.com/news/820735/unsafe-abortion-an-unforgettable-dilemma.html

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U.S.: What It’s Like To Get An Illegal Abortion, From 4 Women Who Know Firsthand

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What It’s Like To Get An Illegal Abortion, From 4 Women Who Know Firsthand
“Abortions will continue regardless of whether it’s legal or not legal ― as it always has.”
02/20/2017
By Alanna Vagianos

“He said, ‘I’m not going to give you any anesthetic’ and he said ‘If you scream, they will hear you.’”

That’s how Connie described the illegal abortion she received in 1953 when she was 16 years old. Now a retired teacher, mother and grandmother, Connie said that after she received the abortion, the man who performed the procedure proceeded to sexually assault her as she lay bleeding on the table.

Continued at source: Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/what-its-like-to-get-an-illegal-abortion-from-4-women-who-know-firsthand_us_58ab00f9e4b037d17d29a993

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Here’s What It’s Like To Get An Illegal Abortion

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Here’s What It’s Like To Get An Illegal Abortion

“No one should have to go through this alone, so I studied hard and I became like an underground expert in abortion.”
by Susie Armitage, BuzzFeed Global Managing Editor
posted on Jan. 26, 2017

Six countries completely ban abortion, even when it’s necessary to save a pregnant woman’s life. Dozens more have very limited exceptions that make most abortions illegal.

As abortion access continues to be threatened, discussed and hotly debated around the globe, there’s one perspective we don’t often hear enough of: people who have actually had an abortion.

BuzzFeed Health asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about their abortions. The form was shared widely and translated into multiple languages. We received over 1,200 responses to the English form alone.

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Source, Buzzfeed: https://www.buzzfeed.com/susiearmitage/heres-what-its-like-to-get-an-illegal-abortion?utm_term=.teopAk0MVQ#.fe482yLMqX

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