1999- I was 23, still a virgin, and had just gotten into the top art school in the country. Shortly into my first year, I met a man and that became my first, serious relationship.

We got to the point where he wanted to go without condoms, and he had heard of men being able to give themselves shots in northern Europe, that would kill their sperm count. So, he got hold of the drug from some of his body builder friends and started taking the shots (I watched him do the daily doses). Well, months after the medicine was supposed to take effect, I ended up getting pregnant. There was no way I could handle having a child and still get through art school, so I decided to end my pregnancy. It was the right decision, and I never found myself in that situation again.