Think you are pregnant?

If you have had unprotected sex (sex without condoms) and not used emergency contraception, there is a real risk that you could be pregnant.

There are loads of myths about pregnancy, but don't believe everything you hear. The truth is you CAN get pregnant:

  • If it is the first time you've had sex
  • Any time of the month, including during your period
  • If you haven't started your period
  • If your partner pulls his penis out before he ejaculates (cums)
  • In any sexual position, including standing up
  • Even if you stand up, jump up and down, or wash immediately after sex
  • If you don't have an orgasm

Remember that if you have had unprotected sex (sex without condoms) or are concerned your contraceptive has failed, you can use emergency contraception.

To find your nearest service offering emergency contraception, please see our services page.

How to tell if you're pregnant

The first sign of pregnancy is usually a missed period, but other signs of pregnancy can include:

  • Feeling sick
  • Tender breasts
  • Tiredness
  • Needing to urinate (pee) frequently

You can buy a pregnancy test from a pharmacy, supermarket or get tested at a local service. To find a pregnancy testing service near you, please see our services page.


If you are pregnant, remember, you are not on your own. Talk to someone you trust like a parent or family member, your partner, GP, school nurse, teacher or school staff member or youth worker.

The most important thing is that you get the help and advice you need.


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