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    Hi,

    I'm currently really worried I'm pregnant. I have taken precautions but I am still extremely worried.

    I was wondering whether I could be denied an abortion? I have severe depression and anxiety, no support, am in my first year of university, no money, nothing. I am not ready. I could not ever bring up a child or deal with carrying one for 9 months when I find it hard to look after myself day to day. I just can't. My worst nightmare is that I'll say all this to a doctor and they'll say no and I'll be forced into a pregnancy. I know I'm probably being stupid, but would this ever be a possibility?

    Thank you.
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    I don't think they will deny you an abortion, but I'm not 100% on the legals of it, it could be a possibility. I guess you don't have to tell them about your anxiety/depression..but I feel it would be irresponsible to advise you to do that! When you have an abortion you don't have to go through your doctor as well, you can call up specialised clinics and book in.

    Also, you will always be offered a session with the counsellor. Not compulsory but if you feel like you need it.


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    Assuming you are in England, Scotland or Wales, if you are pregnant, getting an abortion will not be a problem. In practice saying 'I'm pregnant and I want an abortion' would be enough, even without the other reasons you give. It may or may not be the same in Northern Ireland.

    If your GP refuses you a referral, you just go somewhere else - either somewhere like BPAS directly, or a sexual health clinic, or change GP because the one you've got is clearly not for you.
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    If it is less than 3 days since you had unprotected intercourse you can go to a chemist and get emergency contraception?
    With regards to an abortion you can have one if you are under 24 weeks pregnant, your reasons seem justifiable to me
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    (Original post by hello kitty 2013)
    If it is less than 3 days since you had unprotected intercourse you can go to a chemist and get emergency contraception?
    With regards to an abortion you can have one if you are under 24 weeks pregnant, your reasons seem justifiable to me
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    It was last week, I was on the pill, I had sex after waiting 7 days so it should be okay but I am still so worried.
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    I was also in Italy at the time and they refused me the EC pill anyway, so by the time I got back it was past the 72 hours.
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    You should be OK, and you're approaching the point where a pregnancy test will reliably confirm that.
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    (Original post by unprinted)
    You should be OK, and you're approaching the point where a pregnancy test will reliably confirm that.
    Okay as in getting an abortion or being pregnant?

    Thank you everyone for your posts.
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    You'll certainly be able to get an abortion (see earlier comment - although the legal situation is that we don't have 'abortion on demand', the reality is that we do), but I meant 'you should be OK' as in 'you probably aren't pregnant'.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    It was last week, I was on the pill, I had sex after waiting 7 days so it should be okay but I am still so worried.
    you were on the pill but you're still writing this post about having an abortion when
    a) you're not pregnant for sure
    b) almost definitely are not pregnant at all...CONSIDERING YOU USED CONTRACEPTION

    please see my reply to similar post here:

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...4#post41889964
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    If you've taken the pill properly you'll be fine.

    Perhaps you ought to be asking yourself if its wise for you to be having sex at all at the moment if you're going to get this anxious unnecessarily after having protected sex.

    If you were to become pregnant, which is a miniscule chance, you would not be denied an abortion. I have never heard of this happening and in any case, you have taken reasonable precautions to ensure you do not fall pregnant. What reason could they possibly give to deny you an abortion if you needed one?
 
 
 
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