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Stories from our clients

1 in 3 women in the UK will have an abortion in their lifetime. Everyone’s story is different.

Sharing stories

Sharing stories is at the heart of ending the stigma that too many women still feel when it comes to abortion.

This aspect of women’s healthcare is not often talked about in every day conversation. Abortion stigma can make some people feel like their decision must be kept secret and silent.

At Marie Stopes UK, we believe that sharing stories is at the heart of ending the stigma that too many women still feel when it comes to abortion care.

The women below wanted to share their stories with you, so you can know what to expect, know you are not alone, and feel reassured - whatever your decision may be.  


Andrea's story

"I was emotional and frightened when I first called so having someone calm and kind to listen was a massive help."

Charlie's story

"I was devastated, and shocked, seeing those two blue lines was a metaphorical slap round the face."

Feli's story

"If you decide to go through with an abortion, you will not feel alone at Marie Stopes."

A client from Bristol shares her story

"I was sure my medical abortion would be horrific, but it wasn't."

A client from Galway shares her story

I really wanted to share my story as the experience was as positive as it could be given the circumstances

Farah's story

I had to share my experience so other ladies out there don't feel the pressures of the stigma attached to abortions

Amy's story

I had just made the very scary decision to come out to my then boyfriend that I was a lesbian, and weeks later, realised I was pregnant.

A client from Kent shares her story

I was in my final year of A Levels

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