Should I take a pregnancy test?

Many teenagers may be unaware of the signs of pregnancy and consequently they don’t take tests until much later on; this can limit their options if they do find out they are pregnant. You should take a test if you have had unprotected sex recently or you have had protected sex using a condom and you think there may have been a split or a tear and you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Feeling more tired than usual
  • Feeling emotional
  • Changes in your appetite
  • Feeling nauseous
  • Sickness
  • Changes in your mood
  • Tender or sore breasts

You can now buy pregnancy tests from pharmacies, high street chemists and supermarkets and you can get them from family planning centres, sexual health clinics and Gum (genitourinary medicine) clinics (in some cases, these facilities may provide tests free of charge).

Teenage Pregnancy:

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