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I'm 19 years old and I think that I might be pregnant.

I'm 19 years old and I think that I might be pregnant. Nausea, cravings, frequently urinating, abdominal/ lower back pains, I've got it all. I'm not one to have regular periods so no calender for me. For the past two and a half months I've been having unprotected intercourse with a guy I am no longer seeing.
As I wasn't using any form of protection/ prevention, I had ended up taking E.C (morning after pill) 4 times in about 6 weeks.

I haven't taken a pregnancy test as I don't have the courage to do so. The worst part; I'm from a muslim family, I have 2 older brothers and I will be put on the street the second my family finds out.

As for the guy I was with, we had agreed that if I ever fell pregnant by him, he would pay for the abortion.
Knowing I'd regret it for the rest of my life. I still believe I'd go ahead with the abortion. Whether it would be a medical or surgical abortion, I'd still need to hide the situation at home. This means I'd have to come home as per normal. I guess I could handle the bleeding as if it were a heavy period. But the pa in? I'd still have to do my cooking, cleaning etc. It's just hard. I guess I am overthinking but I'm very confused. Help?

Editor's Comment

The first thing you need to do is take courage and find out if you really are pregnant. You could go to a young people's clinic, or pregnancy centre and someone will do the test for you and talk to you with the result. This will help you to overcome your fear, and make sure someone is there for you if you do turn out to be pregnant. If you would like more support please contact us. for support around unprotected sex.

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