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Sexual health advice
for everyone

Everyone has different reactions if they find out they are pregnant. Some people will be really happy and others will be shocked or upset. However you react, you’ll need time to think about what you want to do next.

If you think you might be pregnant it’s important to take a pregnancy test as soon as possible.

You can get pregnancy tests FREE from:

  • Your doctor
  • School and college nurses
  • Clinic in a Box
  • The Riverside Clinic
  • Most pharmacies (FREE if you’re under 25)

To find out how to take a pregnancy test visit the Brook website.

I’ve taken a test and I’m pregnant. What do I do?

If you’ve taken a test and you are less than 24 weeks pregnant there are three options available to you. You can choose any one of them:

  • Continuing the pregnancy and raising the child
  • Continuing the pregnancy and placing the child for adoption
  • Abortion – If you are pregnant and think you may need an abortion please contact Marie Stopes on 0345 300 8090 for 24 hour free confidential advice

Making a decision on what choice to take can be difficult. But it’s important to remember to get advice and help, before making the choice that’s best for you. It may be helpful to speak to adult that you trust, who can also support you.

You can get advice on choices from:

What is Clinic in a Box?

Clinic in a Box is a contraception and sexual health clinic for young people that happens in local schools and other young people’s services. Like all other services it’s confidential. Go to our Find a Service page.