Our expert says:
taking the decision to have an abortion is a very difficult one, and it is understandable that you are feeling deeply emotional about this. I can also understand why you feel hurt by your boyfriend not being there for you, and you should consider letting him know what your needs are in this regard.
Do your parents know? I think it would be advisable to see a counsellor to talk through your feelings about this as this will help you understand what is going on for you.
I am not sure where you are in SA, but if you are in Cape Town I could recommend a Psychologist for you. Otherwise, I suggest you contact your doctor who should be able to recommend a Psychologist in your area.
Please post another question if you would like me to recommend a Psychologist for you.
Remember that you have taken some difficult and brave decisions and you need time to deal with this. You might also consider posting a question to our GynaeDoc here at Health24 for further advice.
Take care of yourself, best wishes
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