Pregnant High School Dropouts

Pregnant High School Dropouts

1 - Female from Virginia, USA: My family hates the man I am with and if they were to find out I was pregnant, they would kill him. They would tell me I was an embarrassment to them. They would make me have an abortion.

I have a friend who had one, she told me all about it, the pain, the way the doctors were and I can not do it. The way the just suck it out of us as if it was not every there. When my friend was done with the abortion, the doctor looked at her and said, "okay, you are no longer pregnant", as if that is what she wanted. Her parents made her have the abortion because she was 17 and they were "too old to raise a baby."

I don't want to be told I have to do it. However, I can not have a baby right now, because I am in college and I need to be concentrating on my school work. Plus I still live at home, they would kick me out

  • Family Reaction: dis-owned by family, my family hates the man I am with
  • Age: 17 - 19
  • Ethnic Group: Caucasian (White)
  • Reason for Pregnancy: I had consensual sex with someone I cared for
  • Birth Control Used: I did not use birth control

2 - Female from ZImbabwe, Africa: i am at university and i am the first born in my familly and my parents have hope in me and i really wouldnot want to dissapoint them because we have come a long way

  • Family Reaction:school expulsion
  • Age: 17 - 19
  • Ethnic Group:African from Africa
  • Reason for Pregnancy: I had consensual sex with someone I cared for
  • Birth Control Used: I did not use birth control

3 - Female from Delaware, USA: I'am just getting finish from my first year in college and I am on scholarship. My parents did not have any money to send me to college. If I have a baby, my scholarship will be taken away from me because I will have to stop going to school full time.

Please help me with this. This is the first time something like this has happened to me and the first I have ever been pregnant. I will be 19 years old later on in the year. I cannot let my parents find out about this because to them I have failed.

  • Family Reaction:dis-owned by family, Will not be able to stay in school, just started college
  • Age: 17 - 19
  • Ethnic Group:African American
  • 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
  • Birth Control Used: I did not use birth control

4 - Female from Namibia, Africa: i am really scared that my parents find out about my pregnancy.i cannot have a child because i am still in school and having a child will force me to quit my school education and my career.please help me?!

  • Family Reaction: school expulsion, beating from father or other family member, dis-owned by family
  • Age: 20 - 24
  • Ethnic Group: African from Africa
  • Reason for Pregnancy: I was raped by a stranger
  • Birth Control Used: Birth Control Pill

5 - Female from Kenya, Africa: I am still in school, and having a baby now will ruin my carreer. I do not have money to get abortion done so please help me.

  • Family Reaction: No penalty
  • Age: 17-19
  • Ethnic Group: African from Africa
  • Reason for Pregnancy: I had consensual sex with someone I did not care for

6 - Female from Fiji: I am 20 years old and I just found out that I am 1 momth pregant last week.I was shocked.I do not want to get preganant now as I do not want to burden my family and my boyfriend's family.I want to complete my studies now and just enjoy my life before getting a family (and getting preganant later). I just want ot find a method to abort.

  • Family Reaction:dis-owned by family
  • Age:20 - 24
  • Ethnic Group:Pacific Islander
  • Birth Control Used:I did not use birth control, I am Breastfeeding so I did not think I was fertile

7 - Female from Wisconsin, USA: I am 19 years old. I have a two year old daughter. I don't have a job, and my fiance and I are living on our own. We are having a hard time keeping our place as it is, and I found out I was pregnant a week ago. We cannot afford to have two kids and keep our place now. I am interested in having a miscarriage because it'll be easier for me also. I was 17 when I had my daughter, so I dropped out of school, and I am going back to school now for my GED. I also cannot have a kid because I want to finish school, and go to college, and get a good job, before having another kid.

  • Age:17-19
  • Ethnic Group:Hispanic / Latino
  • Reason for Pregnancy:I had consensual sex with someone I cared for
  • Birth Control Used: I did not use birth control

8 - Female from Florida, USA: I am a single mother of two, and my husband killed himself so we are living off of a very tight income of SSI survivor benefits while I try to go to college in order to provide for them. I can not afford another baby, I can barely afford the two I have, and I do not have a car or the 1300. to get the abortion if I had a way to get there and found someone to watch my kids.

I need to do something quick and I dont get any money for a few more weeks, by then I think it would be too late to get the procedure done. I get my school financial aid in September or October and can send you the money then but I wont have it until that point. If you could help it would be greatly appreciated, but if not I understand.

  • Family Reaction:dis-owned by family
  • Age:25 - 29
  • Ethnic Group:Caucasian (White)
  • Reason for Pregnancy:I had consensual sex with someone I cared for
  • Birth Control Used:We used a condom for men

9 - Female from Zimbabwe: i am at university and i am the first born in my familly and my parents have hope in me and i really wouldnot want to dissapoint them because we have come a long way

  • Family Reaction: school expulsion
  • Age: 17 - 19
  • Ethnic Group: African from Africa
  • Reason for Pregnancy: I had consensual sex with someone I did not care for
  • Birth Control Used: I did not use birth control