I am 15 years old and I think I might be pregnant.

By anonymous on 02/09/2008
I am 15 years old and I think I might be pregnant. I had a fling with a guy who I know very well but we aren’t together. I have pretty much all the symptoms that I might be pregnant but I haven’t taken any tests yet because I am too frightened to. I’m scared of what it will show in case I am pregnant. Who do I tell and what do I do? I’m really scared and I don’t really want to find out the results on my own but I don’t really want to confess to any of my friends that I slept with this guy because they wouldn’t approve of it... not him. Please help me!

Editor’s note: Thanks for writing in…It’s quite understandable that you are scared to do a pregnancy test because suddenly it might all become real and even scarier to deal with. You’re also worried about what others will think and this is making you feel that you want to keep it all quiet and ignore it, but the pressure is building up in you, isn’t it?

A good way through this is not to do a test on your own, nor at the chemist, which is a public place, but at your nearest pregnancy support centre. You can also have a pregnancy test done at the local contraceptive and sexual health services. At one of our affiliated centres, you’ll be able to have the test done and then have time to talk through how you feel about the result and, if necessary, look at all the options available to you. You can also talk about your relationship, how to tell your parents or friends, and receive the support you need. It’s time to be brave and pick up the phone. You could ring our helpline first and they will tell you the centre nearest to you. Or you could go to ‘Find a Centre’ on this website and contact them yourself. Although it’s scary, the advisors at the centre and on the helpline are very nice people and will be kind to you. Be brave and pick up the phone. We’ll be thinking of you.

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