Abortion for Teens
A pregnancy during adolescence can cause severe stress and can be frightening. You should make the right decision yourself, but remember that you are not alone and there are people who can help you and provide you with necessary support.
If you suspect a pregnancy, then you should immediately do a pregnancy test, as only the test can show whether you are pregnant or not. There are many other things that can affect your menstrual cycle, such as diet, stress, weight changes and others, so if you feel any sickness, it does not mean that you are pregnant and there is no need for panic. You should do the pregnancy test to know for sure.
Usually the early symptoms of a pregnancy are: chest pain, fatigue, upset stomach. These conditions can be caused by illnesses, so don’t judge just from the symptoms.
You should see a doctor immediately if your pregnancy test is positive. You can also visit the center of Planned Parenthood and consult with specialists about your further actions. Make sure that your health will be safe, no matter what decision you make about your pregnancy.
When you find out about your pregnancy, you should try to stay calm and don’t panic. Remember that there are people who can help you.
You always have a choice. You can decide to give birth and bring up a child. You have the right to an abortion. Also there is a variant of adoption: you give birth to a child and transfer it forever to another family.
In case you decide to have an abortion, you need to visit a doctor as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more risks you have. Abortion is a procedure that is safe and effective, but it all depends on the duration of the pregnancy.
You can get the exact information about all your options from the specialists of your local medical center. They will provide you with the necessary support and answers to all your questions.
In your case, it may be a good idea to have a conversation with someone you trust. It is very useful to talk about your experiences and feelings with close people. They can be your parents, because they love you, take care of you and are always ready to help you, the main thing is not to be afraid to tell them about everything. You can also talk to a friend, another family member, or even a school psychologist. Choose the reliable person who can listen to you, who knows how to keep secrets and will not condemn you.
If in your life there are no reliable people with whom you can share a secret, then you can call the free-of-charge private hotline All-Options, talk about your pregnancy and get the necessary support and advice.
Remember that only you yourself have to make a decision, no one should force you do anything and put pressure on you. You can really benefit from communication with your parents, because they know you well, they can give useful advice and make sure that you get the right medical care you need.
Many teenagers think that their parents will be angry and worried, but this is not always so. You should be honest and open with your parents and it's important for them to know and feel that you trust them. It happens sometimes that parents are angry, but many of them understand and support their children in any situation. It is impossible to predict the parents’ reaction, but it is important to talk to them and share your feelings with them.
If you are afraid to talk to your parents and you think that it can be dangerous for your health, talk to your teacher and ask the teacher for advice.