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Teenage Pregnancy - What family and friends think!

When I told my family about my pregnancy I received mixed feelings from them. My  Nan was very disappointed in me but I expected that anyway as she is from an  older generation. My Granddad didn't really say anything. My boyfriend's family were really upset when I told them and they still haven't excepted it now and my daughter is 18 months old.

Friends at school didn't take to it very well. When you're in a group and they're all having sex with guys its ok, but as soon as one of you gets pregnant then its different. None of them came to see me when I was pregnant or afterwards. I didn't want them to anyway, as they had ignored me and I was different to them now anyway. It wouldn't be the same for me as I had responsibilities while they were still silly young teenagers.

If your pregnant now and your thinking about keeping the baby, don't think that it's going to be easy, because it's not. You might have to do it without the baby's father being around and you may lose all your friends. You might not even be as lucky as some, who have their parents support. Girls in this situation can get advice from their own Doctor but if you don't feel comfortable doing this then you could get in touch with: BPAS British Pregnancy Advisory Service call 0845 730 4030. They offer free confidential advice about pregnancy and abortion. And don't worry if you don't want your parents to get involved as they don't have to.

If you're not sure if you are pregnant or not and you can't afford to buy a pregnancy test, most chemist that have a Pharmacy do their own pregnancy tests for 5, which is cheaper than the brand names. Just ask and they should do it for you.

by Louise D

Read:

What's Going On with Teen Pregnancy

The Way Forward on Teen Pregnancy

This Is What We've Got to Say

Our Stories - Teenage Pregnancy

Links:

www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/essentials/life/rel/rel5.shtml

Brook Advisory Centres
Website: www.brook.org.uk
Tel: 0800 0185 023

Catholic Church's Views on Abortion

Family Planning Association
Website: www.fpa.org.uk
Tel: 0171 837 4044

www.lovelife.uk.com

Marie Stopes International
Website: www.mariestopes.org.uk

www.paramountstations.com/common/teenfiles/sex

Sexwise
Website: www.ruthinking.co.uk
Tel: 0800 28 29 30

www.teenpregnancy.org

Remember!!! - Having sex under the age of 16 in the UK is illegal


Safe Sex
Would you or do you practise safe sex?
Yeah, you're stupid not to
Depends on the circumstances and the situation
No


If you believe the media we're all having sex, myth or the truth?
Is everybody having sex?
No, I'm not and my friends and everybody else just lie and exaggerate
Yeah but not as much as everybody makes out about
Yes, I am and so is everbody I know

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©1999-2003 Pupiline Limited, 2003-2008 Creative Commons. For info email Oli Originally powered by KeConnect Internet, now powered by XCalibre and the Big Boost, recovered thanks to Warrick


©1999-2003 Pupiline Limited, 2003-2008 Creative Commons. For info email Oli Originally powered by KeConnect Internet, now powered by XCalibre and the Big Boost, recovered thanks to Warrick