A Chinese woman has had her 17th abortion in a six-year period, according to a Feb. 23 report from the Shiyan Evening News.
The woman, given the pseudonym Julie, from central China’s Hubei province, is now 27-years-old. She had her first abortion when she was 21.
She has also been with her boyfriend for six years.
“Every time, she pays for the most expensive operations,” Dr. Zhao told the Shiyan Evening News. “But she didn’t realize that paying more won’t make up for the damage done to her body from the operation.”
Zhao is the medical director of the gynecology department at Shiyan Maternal and Child Health Hospital. Julie had come to Zhao requesting her 17th abortion. As Zhao went over Julie’s medical history, Julie’s was reportedly more focused on her smartphone than the questions about previous abortions.
The inside of Julie’s body was severely damaged from the repeated operations, Zhao said.
“It’s as thin as paper and scarred everywhere,” he said.
Zhao even told Julie that if she went ahead with this abortion, there was a strong chance that she would have no way to have a baby in the future.
Julie didn’t acknowledge Zhao’s advice, and went ahead with the 17th abortion.