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So my friend has been having unprotected sex for months now. I convinced her to get some condoms but they ran out and went without. Bad idea. Now she thinks she might be pregnant. She is only 15 and he is 14. She wont get a pregnancy test because she cant afford it, and she wont tell her parents. She hasnt gotten her period yet, its about 20 days late. What are the symptoms if any of pregnancy this early?
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Pregnancy tests can cost as little as six bucks. She can afford it. If she doesn't regularly have six bucks in her pocket what she can't afford to do is have sex -- it costs more than six bucks to have sex responsibly.

If she is about a month to a month and half pregnant, at this point she may be urinating more often than usual, she may feel tired or nauseated, her breasts may be tender, and her period may be late (duh).

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Etch, if she was my friend, I would do her the favor of going out and buying her a pregnacy test. (She might be a little pissed at me for taking the situation in my own hands, but the outcome will be positive!). Miz Scarlet is right, a pregnancy test is not more than 20 bucks. (I bought mine for 12 bucks and BOY was it a relief to find out I wasn't pregnant-after that I never had unprotected sex AGAIN! ). I'm glad that you care about your friend so much. It seems to me that your friend doesn't care too much about herself and her body. To have unprotected sex is to leave her body vulnerable to possible risks of STDs and unplanned pregnancy-she's 15, a baby is a miracle but in reality-is she financially and emotionally able to care for one? You should really recommend this website to her-it will help her understand more about risks and the importance of condoms. Good Luck!


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actually, I and another friend are buying her a pregnancy test today. I have suggested this site to her, I dont know if she has actually taken a look though. I think something like this would have been the only way for her to learn to take care of herself.
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