Could you be pregnant?

 

If you have had unprotected sex and don’t want to risk a pregnancy, you need emergency contraception as soon as possible.

 

Signs that you could be pregnant:

 

• One or more missed periods

• Swelling or tenderness of the breasts

• Feeling or being sick

• Peeing more often

• Feeling tired

 

The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test. A pregnancy test is a urine (pee) test and the result is available in a few minutes. The test is best done 3 weeks after unprotected sex.

 

You can get a pregnancy test from:

 

• Youth services

• Pharmacies (Chemists)

• Sexual health clinics

• GP

 

If you are pregnant you have 3 options

 

• You can carry on with the pregnancy and keep the baby

• You can carry on with the pregnancy and have the baby adopted

• You can have an abortion (termination of pregnancy)

 

If you are pregnant you may feel confused and frightened so try and talk with someone you trust, a family member or friend.

 

Choosing whether or not to continue with a pregnancy is a really big decision, you can talk to staff in confidence at any of the youth services, sexual health clinics or with your GP. Staff will listen, not judge and help you to make a decision.