Abortion Story #337: A transman’s reflection on his abortion

Roar will publish a first-person story about abortion, “My Abortion: A Daily Story,” every day for at least 365 days. The following excerpt is from Marcus’ experience. Speaking as a transman, he shares about his unplanned pregnancy and decision to seek abortion care when he was 18 years old and prior to his gender transition. Read Marcus’ full narrative that was published at Shout Your Abortion.


“…I suspect he tampered with the condom I made him use, and two months later the nurse at my new college and I were discussing my options. There was no alternative to abortion in my mind. I was just eighteen in my first year of college, I wasn’t in love with the sperm donor, and I was in no way emotionally or financially prepared to raise a human life.

I am also a transman. I knew that to carry a pregnancy to term would be nearly impossible for me to cope with. I was on the verge of my medical transition when this happened. This was not a route I was going to go…”

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