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bettyboop198
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I am 14 years old, and I think I might be pregnant. I have had sex with my boyfriend 5 times, and 4 of those were unprotected. He says he pulls out before he cums, but i'm not sure. Lately I've had really weird mood changes and stuff. For example, on top of the mood swings, I've been dizzy and hungrier, and have had an upset stomach. Are these signs of early pregnancy? My period osnt for another week or so, so I cant tell if I'm skipping it or not yet. I need help and info on whether or not I am pregnant. Please give me advice. Also, should I tell my boyfriend, or wait?
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ErinK
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Only a pregnancy test can tell you if you're pregnant, so your best course of action would be to wait and see if you miss your period and then take a pregnancy test if it fails to arrive. All the other "signs" of pregnancy could be signs of just about anything -- so you're going to need to take a test to be sure. That's the only advice we can honestly give you.

You might want to talk to your boyfriend about making sure that you can get a pregnancy test, and what you'll do if it's positive or negative, as well as how you can prevent future pregnancies.

Erin


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Aria51
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First thing's first: withdrawl or "pulling out" is not a viable means of birth control. Get yourself some condoms and another form of birth control, and avoid having sex again until you are properly protected. You also need to start going to the gynecologist at regular intervals to be tested for sexually transmitted diseases and for exams.

Secondly, do not rely on your various "symptoms" to tell if you are pregnant or not. The only sure sign of an early pregnancy is a positive pregnancy test. How long has it been since you first had unprotected sex? If it has been more than 2 weeks, you can take a pregnancy test now and it will be accurate. If it has not been more than 2 weeks, or you have had a period since the first time and had unprotected sex again, then you need to wait until your period is due to arrive to take a pregnancy test.

Third, read these articles and familiarize yourself with the search function.

Where DID I Come From?

What's The Risk?

Safe, Sound and Sexy

Margaret Sanger's Disneyland: a quick chart of your birth control options

If you are in the United States and need to find a Planned Parenthood clinic, visit The Planned Parenthood Website.


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[This message has been edited by Aria51 (edited 04-29-2002).]


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