I was 18, about to go to college. I found out, I cried a bit, then I made a plan. In less a week I had made an appointment, gotten the “Birth Control Pill” and was back to planning my dorm room.

I had a boyfriend whom I loved and who loved me but he was very much a kid and didn’t have a clue what to do. I have never ever regretted my decision. I had to tell both of my parents who in turn were extremely supportive and in fact my mother told me it had happened to her when she was 19. I feel very empowered by my actions but the only thing that still bothers me to this day is that my boyfriend did not have to lift a finger and never had to tell his family. That’s the part that I might never get over.