Pregnancy Stories from Hindu Women

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Hindu Woman from Ohio, USA:
Hi, I am a junior at College, on full scholarship. I am pre-med and I have hopes of becoming a doctor and possibly a surgeon. My heart condition bans me from hormonal based contraception, thus my usual method is abstinence and on rare occasions, condoms. I tested positive yesterday.

My father and mother, if they knew, are traditional Indian family and would remove me from my house and force me to have the baby. I want to continue my schooling, this is not the right time for me to go through this. –Hopeful

  • Family Reaction: school expulsion, beating from father or other family member, dis-owned by family
  • Age: 20 – 24
  • Ethnic Group: Indian
  • Reason for Pregnancy: I used birth control but it did not work
  • Birth Control Used: We used a condom for men

Hindu Woman from India:
We are from India. Alreay I have 3 year and 1 year kid. We used birth conrol method but it doesnot work. If you send me the natural way of doing miscarriage then it will be very helpful for us. Now we are mentally disturbed now. Please do the needful.

  • Family Reaction:Already has 2 small kids. Its difficult to manage with the new one
  • Age:25-29
  • Ethnic Group: Other
  • Reason for Pregnancy: I used birth control but it did not work
  • Birth Control Used: We used a condom for men