Abortion is never an easy option, but its a choice that an estimated one in three women will make in their lifetime. Along with the burden of their decision, most women also face a lack of information. This book helps women of all ages, in any circumstances, make an informed decision. In a nonjudgemental and unbiased way, it explores and demystifies abortion, setting aside politics to focus on the experiences of real women. Women thinking of having an abortion can read everything they need to know about their rights, the treatment options available and how they may feel during the process. Theyll also find practical tips and advice on making a good recovery. If youre supporting a partner, daughter, friend or patient through an abortion, youll find essential information here, along with strategies for helping someone during this challenging time. Abortion isnt fun for anyone, but this impartial book can help you through the experience confidently, healthily and with your best interests in check.
Johanna Payton is a freelance journalist and author specialising in health, sex, relationship and teenage issues. Her features and real life interviews have appeared in national newspapers and magazines including The Times, The Guardian, Grazia, The Daily Express, Take a Break, Bliss and More. Johanna also contributes to www.ruthinking.co.uk, a site helping young people make choices about sex and relationships. Originally from Bradford, Johanna lives in London with her partner and their five-year-old son. In 2008 she contributed to the Hamlyn title, Baby's First Year: Month by Month in association with Practical Parenting, and she is working on a contemporary 'sex bible' for young women.