I'm 15 and I fear I may be pregnant.

I'm fifteen and although I fear I may be pregnant I can say that I'm not stupid, I have a 3.8 GPA and have joined the International Baccalaureate program. I have been dating my boyfriend for quite a while and I'd like to believe I have fallen in love with him.
I'm afraid though, we began having sex a little over a month ago and have used protection (Trojan lubricated ribbed condoms) if you were wondering and despite this my period is 5 days late. I may just be acting foolish and worrying over nothing but I'm losing sleep and have started to get back into my less desirable habits such as cutting.
I'm fearful that I may be pregnant because simply I'm not ready for it, and I can't bring an infant into this world if I'm not financially and emotionally stable.
I refuse to tell my family because they may hurt him if they found out because they are quite protective of me. I don't know what I'm going to do. I'm buying pregnancy tests tomorrow with the little money I have but I don't know what I'm going to do if I'm pregnant. I can't keep it if I am, I'm simply not ready. I'm so scared what should I do and what are my options?

Editor's Comment

The first thing you need to do is check if you really are pregnant. If you use condoms every time and put them on properly they are over 98% effective so hopefully they have worked for you. If it did turn out that you were pregnant, you can terminate the pregnancy, or continue the pregnancy and look at placing the baby for adoption if being a parent is not possible for you at the moment. CareConfidential can talk you through these options and give you the information that you need.for unplanned pregnancy support.

This story was sent in on 12/08/2014

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