What you need to know about cheap ‘pain free’ abortions It was Thandi’s* worst nightmare: she was about to start studying towards her dream career when she found out she was pregnant. She knew this could ruin all her future plans, plus she wasn’t even sure that she and her boyfriend were all that serious.
Imagine this scenario: A young woman finds herself facing an unplanned pregnancy. She panics: She’s not ready to have a baby and she anguishes over what to do. Finally, she makes a choice. Over the years, she wonders whether she did the right thing, and at times, she regrets the decision she made.
Discovering you have an unwanted pregnancy can be a huge shock, and it’s important to take some time to consider the options available to you before making a decision.
An unintended pregnancy can be a serious shock and it can also make you feel scared, panicky, angry or hopeless – so just imagine how your partner is feeling! This is why you need to take a moment to step back, take a breath and relax: An unplanned pregnancy doesn’t have to be the end…
Your body, your choice… or is it? What are your rights when it comes to contraception and pregnancy termination? Here, we help you to understand.
In 2013, an estimated 138,000 women in South Africa resorted to using illegal and unsafe abortion providers to terminate their pregnancies, despite the serious health risks associated with illegal terminations.