Physical rape pregnancy

women pregnant by incest
Women Pregnant by Incest

Physical rape pregnancy

Despite what US politicians may say about the impossibility of legitimate rape pregnancy, women who are raped do become pregnant. Read these stories with compassion for they were written by women at an extreme time of stress in their lives.

a) Female from Connecticut, USA: please i need this information i was raped and i can't live with a child for the rest of my life and see the person that raped me in it everyday i have no insurance and not enough money for an abortiona and my family doesn't believe in abortions i would be dis-owned by them olease help me.

  • Family Reaction: dis-owned by family
  • Age: 20-24
  • Ethnic Group: Caucasian (White)
  • Reason for Pregnancy: I was raped by a stranger
  • Birth Control Used: I did not use birth control

b) Female from Saudi Arabia: I was raped two weeks before my arranged mariage and for fear of being beaten or left by my husband and family I have chosen not to tell. The very first night of my mariage I beckoned my husband to bed with me so that he may be convinced of me having his child. I am now in my 6 week and only one other person knows of my rape. The person who commited the act, my manager. He threatens to tell my family if I do not sleep with him. If I get rid of the child no one can say anything to commit me.

  • Family Reaction: school expulsion, beating from husband, beating from father or other family member, dis-owned by family, death by the hands of a family member

c) Female from Maryland, USA: I was raped by my cousins. One had sex the other just held me down. I'm really scared and don't know what to do. If I have to have this baby I can't face my family. No one knows but me and I have tried very hard to hide my self from my cousin. I have nightmares and I think I might be suicidal. I don't own a credit card because eight dollars is not alot compared to 250, but I have no way to pay for this info.

  • Family Reaction: dis-owned by family
  • Age: 20-24
  • Ethnic Group: Caucasian (White)
  • Reason for Pregnancy: I was raped by a family member
  • Birth Control Used: I did not use birth control

d) Woman from Louisiana, USA: I was gang raped on my school campus and became pregnant. I have a son who is 5 months old and I cannot take care of him. My family is completely against children outside of marriage. They have no idea that my son is mine. I'm now living with them and can't hide a pregnancy.
I really need to have a miscarriage. They won't believe I was raped and I don't feel comfortable talking about it. I can't even afford and abortion because I'll have to travel to another state, which I can't afford

  • Family Reaction: genital mutilation, death by the hands of a family member
  • Age: 20 - 24
  • Ethnic Group: African American
  • Reason for Pregnancy: I was gang raped by more than one person
  • Birth Control Used: I did not use birth control

e) Woman from Alabama, USA #11775: I am a single mother of a 2 year old who was gang raped by 6 people whowm i do not know and have no clue who the father of this child may be, the people who did this to me have not been caught.i work an can still barley hold my life togeather financially. Another child would only suffer if brought into this world.

  • Family Reaction: husband leaves, beating from father or family member, dis-owned by family, The loss of my 2 yr old son
  • Age: 25 - 29
    Ethnic Group: African American
  • Reason for Pregnancy: I was raped by a stranger, I was gang raped by more than one person, I used birth control but it did not work
  • Birth Control Used: Birth Control Pill

f) Woman from Alabama, USA: Im 23 years, a single mom to 2 little boys that 4 years old and 2 years old. I work fulltime, however i barely made enough to support my kids, we do without alot at this point. Their father dont pay childsupport to help or play an active role in their life.
A little over a month ago i was raped by a guy living here in our apartment complex. I hate to say it but for one i am not strong enough emotionally at this point to carry a rape baby nor can i afford to have another child at this time in my life.

  • Family Reaction: dis-owned by family
  • Age: 20 - 24
  • Ethnic Group: Caucasian (White)
  • Reason for Pregnancy: I was raped by a stranger
  • Birth Control Used: I did not use birth control

g) Woman from Virginia: I need alot of help right now. I was Raped and the result of that was this pregnancy i cannot tell any one because i was not even supposed to be out that night i am onyl 14 years old snuck out the house and went to a party n all i remember was being in bed with sumone n me screaming it hurts i feel so alone and i cann't have this baby or my family will dosown me

please i beg you to help me. My mother get treated badly by my step father n he is very mean to me and my little sister (who are not his) Please i do not want to cause anymore pain to my mother.i made a mistake and i was forced againt my will.

  • Family Reaction: beating from father or other family member, dis-owned by family
  • Age: Under 16 years old
  • Ethnic Group: Hispanic / Latino
  • Reason for Pregnancy: I was duped, drugged, or conned into having sex with someone who I would not normally have had sex with, I was raped by a stranger
  • Birth Control Used: I did not use birth control

h) Woman from North Carolina: About 5 weeks ago I was at a friends house celebrating her birthday. I got pretty drunk (I dont usually drink) and I went in a room to go to sleep. I woke up with a guy that I had been friends with on top of me. When I realized what was going on I desperately tryed to stop him and I couldn't.
I feel so guilty. I was too scard to prosicute him because he is a "big shot football player" at my college and I figured he could afford a better lawyer than me and no one would believe me. My family is very religious and if they find out I'm pregnant they would disown me.
I am also planning on getting married in 5 months and I know my fiance would leave me. I would also have to drop out of college. It's to painful to keep thinking about. I don't want anyone to know, I just want it to all go away. I have no money to do it myself. Please help me!

  • Family Reaction: dis-owned by family, fiance would leave me
  • Age: 20 – 24
  • Ethnic Group: Caucasian (White)
  • Reason for Pregnancy: I was intoxicated on alcohol or drugs due to my own actions. I had sex without being fully aware of the situation

i) Greek woman living in Germany: I was practically forced to sleep with my boyfriend who was my first relationship. He would put physical pressure on me and having sex with him hurt a lot. I stayed with him because he kept apologizing for his behavior but it was a really toxic and hurtful relationship. I don't feel psychologically stable enough to have a medical abortion. My family is strictly religious and I'm in fear of them finding out of the relationship I had. Finding out I'm pregnant would have me kicked out of the house and it's the last thing I'd want right now. My best friend knows about what I'm planning to do. I just can't raise a child, not one that was enforced to grow in my body. Plus I have nothing to offer to it right now.

  • Age: 19
  • What country are you CURRENTLY LIVING in?: Germany
  • What country were you BORN in?: Greece
  • Is this unwanted pregnancy the result of consensual sex?: I consented to some but not all of it
  • Were you pressured to have sex?: through verbal threats or intimidation?

 

This is a very small sample of the thousands of stories we receive every year from women around the world.