I'm a 15 year old straight A student and want a medical career but I'm worried I might be pregnant

Hi, I am 15 years old and I think I may be pregnant.

My 17 year old boyfriend and I have been going out for only 2 weeks. I know it's hard to believe but I would say it was love at first sight!

I'm a week late

My period is a week late and I'm having all the symptoms of pregnancy. I've done so much research on the topic and it says that a few symptoms are noticeable after only a few days.

We had unprotected sex 4 days ago, I am so stupid, I told him that I could get pregnant and I wasn't on the pill, But no! I still had to get carried away.

I am so scared and I don't know what to do.

Pregnancy tests

My friend is buying me a few pregnancy tests at the weekend in a few days, so I suppose I'll find out if I'm worrying about nothing or if I'm actually pregnant.

I don't want a baby, I don't even want a family until my late 20's, I'm the kind of person who's career is the most important thing. I'm a straight A student and I'm school captain, everybody looks up to me...

I can't tell my mother I'm pregnant

My mother would absolutely kill me if I told her I was pregnant, she would probably drag me to the abortion clinic.

I'm from a strict and respectable family, I can't tell them if I'm pregnant, they would be so disappointed.

My boyfriend told me that he would be there for me the entire way, but things change,..

I'm still a baby myself

I don't want to be pregnant, decide to keep the baby and have him leave me at 8 months :(

I'm still a baby :'( I don't want an abortion, but maybe that's the best thing for me, but then I don't want to adopt it out-I would hate growing up without knowing my real parents, but then I can't keep it because I need to go to university, I want to be a doctor and travel the world-going to refugee camps, I can't do this with a baby...

Editor's Comment

The first thing you need to do is a pregnancy test before you start to worry that you are pregnant.

Usually even the most sensitive pregnancy tests don't show up until 10 days after unprotected sex and it is often advised to wait 2+ weeks before relying on a test result.

If you do have a positive result, it would be good to talk through your options with someone independent. At your age you would need a lot of support if you are going to continue the pregnancy.

If you are not pregnant, I would strongly advise you to attend a contraceptive and sexual health clinic, so that you can think about a long acting contraception that would be more reliable than condoms.

If you would like more help and support it is available: centres providing free unplanned pregnancy support.

This story was sent in on 18/10/2011

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