Hesperian Health Guides

Unwanted Pregnancy

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You may be pregnant if you had sex and your menstrual period is late, your breasts hurt, you pass urine often or you feel like vomiting. See a health worker or midwife as soon as you can to find out for sure if you are pregnant. a young woman crying

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Talk to someone older who you trust.

Many young people get pregnant when they did not want to. Some of them are able to get the support they need from family and friends. For others, it is not so easy. If you are feeling trapped by a pregnancy you did not plan and you want to end the pregnancy, please be careful in the decisions you make.

People all over the world die from trying to end pregnancies in dangerous ways. Your life is valuable. Learn about safe ways to end a pregnancy.