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I had a medical termination at 10 weeks

I had a termination at 10 weeks as I was not in a stable relationship at the time. I do not regret my decision as I know it was in the best interests for both me and the baby. I have problems now, however, over a year later, because I had a medical termination. I was not made aware that, because I would be awake, I would pass the foetus then have to pass the placenta. I feel angry and traumatised by the fact that they let me do it this way. I would advise anyone who is considering a termination to point blank refuse a medical termination and insist on being under anaesthetic. I am now seeking counselling.

Editor’s note: Thank you for telling us how you feel about your experience. About a quarter of terminations are now medical ones and I’m sure there a quite a few women who feel as you do. It’s very hard to be faced with the reality of what a termination actually involves – to see it with your own eyes and feel it happening to your body – particularly if you feel you’ve been inadequately prepared. Counselling is available for you at a local centre or through Online Advisor, or you can talk to someone confidentially on the helpline.

We are not able to refer directly for termination. We offer clients information on all the options and are well resourced to provide both immediate and long term support as necessary, directing to other agencies as appropriate.
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