I am 17 years old and I found out I was pregnant a few days ago.
Editor’s note: Thanks for writing in…It’s very important that you have the opportunity to talk through your circumstances, your options – parenting, adoption and abortion – and your feelings about all the options before you make a final decision. It’s important that you talk through your emotional response to each of these options as that is what will affect you afterwards, whatever your choice. It sounds as if you are not comfortable with abortion and feel the pressure from your boyfriend to end the pregnancy. You really have to weigh up for yourself whether you will both be able to maintain your relationship if you choose to do something you are not comfortable with and possibly blame him for it. Anger, guilt and grief can be strong emotional responses after abortion. It sounds as if it would help you to visit your nearest centre and find some support through this. If there is no centre near you, contact the helpline or Online Advisor. We’ll be thinking of you.