I had lost my (consensual; I hadn’t been raped) virginity to my best friend, and he to me. After that, we thought we were safe – unfortunately, we weren’t.

I proceeded to get an IUD, which made counting much more difficult. I was told it was normal that I wasn’t getting my period. 3 months into the pregnancy was when I really began to notice a difference, but afraid to scare my friend, I kept it to myself until I took a test a few weeks later. I was beginning to show, and as scared college students, we couldn’t see another solution. I had an abortion of twins at 16 weeks. It was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do, but I feel safe in my decision knowing that I can live my life the way I’ve always dreamed.