As a teenager we don’t have much of a choice when it comes to our Sexual Reproduction Health (SRH) . At age 14 I was force to undergo an abortion, when I didn’t want to do it. As a teenager I wasn’t even aware about condom used or any form of contraceptives. When I found out that I was pregnant I didn’t know what was happening to my body because my mother and I didn’t have the mother and daughter talk when it relates to sex. So I was shocked when I started to vomit. All I heard from my mother that she had us at an early age. When my mother found out that I was pregnant I got a proper beaten and she asked who was the father but I refused to tell her. She asked my family aboard for money to help with the abortion. When I went to the doctor to undergo the abortion I was 4 months pregnant, it was a very painful procedure. I had to lay on a bed and open up my legs, the doctor used a spectrum to open up my vagina, then use something like a scissor to cut the navel string and then he used something to suck the baby out. It was a very painful act, every time I talk about it, it brings tears to my eyes. After this brutal and painful act I was unable to walk. During the abortion I was screaming and crying and the doctor looked at me and said “shout up you never did scream and cry when you was having sex”. I had contracted an infection an infection from the abortion and I even know of a person that went to the same doctor an got an infection as well. I had to do follow up with this doctor until I was considered OK. After the abortion I was very withdrawal from my family. I really wanted to keep that child, I didn’t get a chance to know the sex of the baby or hold him/she or anything that that affected me very much and still do. I’m still hurting inside, if this child was alive he/she would have been 13 years old. I have now learned as an adult what my mother did was of fear because she never wanted me to follow in her footstep and wanted me to get a good Education. I have also learn about proper condoms and contraceptives. I have promise to be a better mother to my daughter, start the mother and daughter talk at an early age and if my child to follow in my footstep I would sit with her and find the way possible to deal with the problem.
Submitted by Diva