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Scared a Girl I Slept With is Pregnant

Published: May 15, 2017
Dear TeenHealthFX,
Ok so im 15 and i slept with a girl age of 16 shes the age of consent but im just under and we are both scared shes pregnant and cant ask anyone for a test cause were scared but can i get in any trouble if she is
Signed: Scared a Girl I Slept With is Pregnant

Dear Scared a Girl I Slept With is Pregnant,

TeenHealthFX can appreciate how scared both of you must be right now. While you may want to try and hide this because of how you’re feeling, the fact is that if she is pregnant you will not be able to hide this forever. It is better to find out now what your situation is because the sooner you know whether or not she is pregnant, the more options you will have going forward.

Since you are concerned about confidentiality issues (and maybe cost issues, too), FX recommends that you and this girl find a local Planned Parenthood health center to go to. A doctor or nurse there will be able to determine whether this girl is pregnant or not, and discuss pregnancy options if she is. The goal of the staff at Planned Parenthood health centers is not to get people in “trouble,” but to help people with various sexual health concerns, including pregnancy.

While you and this girl are at the health center, TeenHealthFX also strongly recommends that you speak to a doctor or nurse there about safer sex precautions for the future so you do not have scares like this again. Doctors generally recommend that teens and young adults who choose to be sexually active use condoms each and every time they have sex to protect against unwanted pregnancies and the transmission of STDs, as well as a back-up method of birth control such as the pill or birth control shot. Your doctor can make the best recommendations for you and this girl, and discuss with you both how to use properly use birth control to maximize its effectiveness.

FX also suggests that you and this girl check out the links in our Resource of the Month: Planned Parenthood Resources on Safer Sex so that you can learn about sexual readiness, how pregnancy happens, pregnancy tests, emergency contraception, birth control, STDs and more. The more educated you are about these topics, the more likely you will make healthy decisions for yourself when it comes to your sexual health.

For more information, you can also read the Planned Parenthood article for teens, I Think I’m Pregnant. Now What?

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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