‘Scared teenager’: Why NZ abortion law must change

'Scared teenager': Why NZ abortion law must change

Name Withheld
Nov 01 2018

I was sixteen when I missed a pill. I knew that meant no unprotected sex for a week. But telling a man in a country with some of the highest sexual assault statistics in the OECD that you won't have sex with him doesn't bode well.

We fought, he argued that he'd "just pull out", and we fought some more. Eventually, I broke. I caved, I gave in to his anger at being denied sex he felt, as my boyfriend, he deserved. He didn't pull out. And four weeks later, I knew I was pregnant.

Continued: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/108114281/scared-teenager-why-nz-abortion-law-must-change

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UK – Abortion doulas are helping more women who are having a termination

Abortion doulas are helping more women who are having a termination

Natalie Morris
Sunday 21 Oct 2018

You’ve probably heard of pregnancy doulas, maybe even death doulas, but now more women are turning to little-known abortion doulas to guide them through the process of having a termination. A doula is a woman who gives support, help, and advice to another woman, traditionally during pregnancy and birth.

Using a doula is becoming more popular – one study found that the number of women who used a doula during pregnancy doubled between 2006 and 2013 from 3% to 6%.

Continued: https://metro.co.uk/2018/10/21/abortion-doulas-are-helping-more-women-who-are-having-a-termination-8052024/

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