Afraid I Was Pregnant
I was 17 when I came to the centre after hearing a sexual integrity presentation at my high school. I found out about the Centre from the presentation. I had been dating my boyfriend for one year, and we had just started having sex about a month ago.
About 2 weeks ago, we were having sex when the condom broke, so I was afraid I was pregnant. I was feeling pretty nervous and scared. Before the pregnancy test, the peer counsellor and I discussed all of my options and how I felt about each one of them. We also talked about what I would do if my pregnancy test was negative.
We talked about the relationship triangle, which I remembered from the sexual integrity presentation and applied it to my relationship. I admitted that our relationship had changed since we started having sex. He called me less and spoke less on the phone – I felt angry and used.
We talked about how he would react if I told him I didn’t want to go through another pregnancy test and I didn’t want to have sex anymore. I said, if he didn’t agree, it wouldn’t be fair to me. We spoke about the importance of having a friend who could support me. We did the pregnancy test and thankfully, it was negative. As I requested, we brought my friend in and talked a little more.
At the end of my appointment, my friend and I were going to go get tested for STIs, and I had decided to speak to my boyfriend.
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