I was a 22 year-old college senior. I had been on the pill since I was 17 and I was pretty used to it. The guy that I was seeing and I broke up in November and in December went home for winter break.

I got my period after Thanksgiving so I was waiting for it again late December/beginning of January but when it never came I suspected something was up. I didn’t want to go to the doctor when I was home because my parents would have known, so I waited until I got back to my college town in California. I went to the doctor and we did a pregnancy test, when the OB GYN walked in she asked me if I had already taken one at home and I said I had not. She told me it was positive and that we were going to do an ultrasound next, which is when she told me I was 14 weeks pregnant. I think I looked so frightened, because that next thing she said was that it would be okay but I would have to have it removed surgically because it was already too far along. I scheduled my procedure for 2 weeks later. I went in, they put me under anesthesia and I woke up a couple hours later in the resting room. I only told my friend who was picking me up about my abortion because the doctor required I had someone I knew drive me home from the hospital. This all happened in February 2015 and it is now almost May and I am about to graduate from one of the best universities in the world, so I am glad I did what I did. I just question myself on whether or not I should have told my ex-boyfriend about what happened. I sure he would have been supportive but I just felt scared about talking to him when this was all happening and I am afraid it is too late now. I never thought I would be one of those people who have a secret, but that is exactly where I find myself right now. This was the most stressful and painful situation I have ever been involved in and I will take every precaution to never have to go through it again.