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Pregnancy & Birth Control

  • I think I might be pregnant.
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    I think I might be pregnant.

    14 year old, Female, Minnesota 

    TEEN LINE QUESTION/PROBLEM:

    I think I might be pregnant and I don’t wanna tell my parents and I am not sure what to do. I’ve done research but I just need some advice and what to do.

    TEEN LINE WROTE:

    Hi                 ,

    Thank you for contacting Teen Line, it was very brave of you to reach out!
    It sounds like you’re really stressed about possibly being pregnant. I can’t imagine how worried you may be about having to tell your parents about it. I hope you have a good support system of people who will support you through this.
    Pregnancy scares can be, well, scary– but I have some resources that may help you figure out what to do next. Scarleteen is a great website with lots of detailed articles on pregnancy, safe sex, STIs, and more. Thankfully they have a guide to find the right article for you to check out if you’re worried you may be pregnant. One thing that is mentioned in these articles is emergency contraception (EC), which may prevent pregnancy within the first 120 hrs since the sexual encounter. I’d also like you to know about Planned Parenthood, and the free or low-cost services they can provide you. On their site you can find the nearest Planned Parenthood where you can get tested or get EC as well as some advice on what to do next.
    I also recommend contacting Teen Line again by calling 310-855-4673 or by texting TEEN to 839863 any day from 6-10pm PST. We also have a message board where you can talk to other teens going through similar situations, and you can get some support while going through this.
    Thank you again for contacting Teen Line,               . I hope things work out for you 🙂
    Goodnight!

     

    a TEEN LINE teen
  • I need help with pregnancy
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    I need help with pregnancy

    18 year old, Female, TX

    TEEN QUESTION/PROBLEM:
    I need help with pregnancy

    TEEN LINE WROTE:
    Hey, Thanks for reaching out to us here at TEEN LINE. Pregnancy can be really scary to go through alone, so it’s really important that you have someone that you trust and feel comfortable talking to such as a close friend, trusted adult, school counselor, or relative. The only way to know whether you’re pregnant or not for sure though is by getting a pregnancy test at a local drugstore, or seeing a doctor at a clinic such Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is a great place to go because they can give you pregnancy test and afterwards they can also help you discuss your options. If you don’t feel comfortable calling them immeidiatly you can search their website at www.PlannedParenthood.org. On their website you can also find a Planned Parenthood near you. If you ever need someone to talk to please don’t hesitate to call us here at TEEN LINE between 6 and 10 PM pst at 310-855-4673.

    a TEEN LINE teen