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blah girl
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Im 16 years old and i think im pregnant, actually I'm pretty sure that i am pregnant. I havent had my period since October and i took two home pregnancy tests that said i was pregnant. As much as i know its true, i like to try and act like its not true. I dont want to be pregnant, i cant deal with it right now and i dont know what to do.I hate the idea of abortion but sometimes i think its the only thing i can do. To make things worse, my boyfriend wants me to have the baby, he doesnt think things would be so terrible, but i do. Can someone give me some advice because im just completely confused and scared and just blah.

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1. ultimately, this is YOUR choice. your boyfriend has a say, but you make the final call. if you seriously can't keep the baby, then you get the final say on that.

2. you need prenatal care ASAP. please talk to a doctor. you can call your doctor or Planned Parenthood, or any local familly planning clinic (try the phone book).
3. these decisions take a lot of thought, but you are not given a lot of time. i hate to rush you, but the clock is ticking. there is a real time limit to getting and abortion (if that is what you want to do), and in most places, it's 21 or 22 weeks. the sooner the better, though.
4. the people at the clinic will counsel you about abortion, and you can back out, even if you're already up in the stirrups (so long as they haven't started the actual procedure).

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