I’m 15 years old and 3 months ago lost my virginity to my boyfriend of a few months. I’m now pregnant.
Editor’s note: Thank you for writing in. It is great that you have good support around you from both your boyfriend and your parents. I encourage you to find out all you can at this stage about the long term consequences of each option – keeping your baby, abortion and adoption - it can also be very helpful to talk to people outside of your situation who can understand and encourage you as you think through each option. Teens can make great parents, and it helps a lot if you have good family support around you - and yes it is possible to provide a great life for your child although it will be hard work for you. There are also support networks out there to help you and other young parents who choose parenting. You say you have never really liked the idea of abortion – have you considered adoption as an option? Please think about phoning our helpline 0300 4000 999 where trained advisors can talk with you through your options, or you could visit your local centre (found on the web portal) by yourself, or with your boyfriend and/or parents to talk face to face, and find out more. You are already doing the right thing by facing your pregnancy and seeking information, and talking with those closest to you who want the best for you, and we wish you all the best too. Let us know how you get on.