I am 15 and 8 weeks late

By anonymous on 02/03/2010
Hi I am 15, and am 8 weeks late. I have been having unprotected sex with my boyfriend who is 23. I don't live with my Mum so how can I tell my Auntie that I might be pregnant and that I want to keep it?? Please help me xx

Editor's Comment

The first thing you need to do is have a pregnancy test to find out if you are definitely pregnant. You can have a pregnancy test done at one of our centres, where an advisor will sit with you and help you to think through your options.
It would be good if you can have the courage to tell your Auntie that you need to have a pregnancy test. Although she may be shocked and upset I am sure she will want to support you and make sure you are OK.
Your boyfriend is quite a bit older than you and because you are considered under age at 15 a responsible adult will need to talk this through with you. What I would suggest is that you ring the national helpline 0300 4000 999 and they will help you to find your nearest centre. If this is difficult for you you could follow the link to find a centre for pregnancy support in your area. The other way you could get help would be to book an appointment with your GP, or a family planning clinic and they can also do a pregnancy test for you. It is important that you say what you want, and don't allow yourself to be pressurised when you are making your decision. It will be hard for you if everyone feels you should have an abortion, but you can make your feelings known about what you want. Make sure that you get all the information about all your options so that you can make a good decision.

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