Are you pregnant?

If you think that you could be pregnant it’s best to do a pregnancy test as soon as possible. They are simple and all you have to do is provide a sample of urine.

There are many myths around about getting pregnant. Some people believe that you can’t get pregnant:

  • The first time you have sex
  • If you have sex standing up
  • If you have sex in the bath or shower
  • If you have sex during your period
  • If the boy pulls his penis out of his partner's vagina before ejaculating (coming)

NONE OF THESE ARE TRUE!!! You could get pregnant in all of these ways

Do you think you could be pregnant?

  • Have you recently had unprotected sex?
  • Did the condom split or come off?
  • Have you been sick whilst taking the pill or been taking medicine that could interfere with the pill like antibiotics?
 NHS choices has a pregnancy and baby guide that answers questions like:
  • signs and symptoms of pregnancy
  • pregnancy tests
  • your next steps if you've had a positive pregnancy test

Teenage pregnancy guide

NHS choices has a guide for young mums that looks at issues like:
  • who to talk to for confidential advice
  • getting help if you're on your own
  • continuing your education 

Options and termination

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service can help you:
  • discuss options for your pregnancy
  • find out more about the different types of abortion
  • find a clinic and book an appointment 
  • find out the costs (most women have their treatment paid for by the NHS)

You do not need to be referred by your GP to get free termination services.