What If I Become Pregnant?
No method of contraception is perfect. If you think you could be pregnant, do a pregnancy test as soon as possible.
You can do a test from the first day of a missed period – before this time the level of pregnancy hormone, human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG), may be too low to show up on a test and you may get a negative result even though you are pregnant. If you don’t know when your next period is due, the earliest time to do a test is 21 days after unprotected sex.
If you are pregnant you need to think about what you want to do. You can choose to:
- continue with the pregnancy and keep the baby
- end the pregnancy by having an abortion
- continue with the pregnancy and have the baby adopted.
You can also get help and information from the Family Planning Association (FPA) .
FPA’s leaflet Pregnant and don’t know what to do? explains your options.