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Pregnancy and Parenthood

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I think I’m pregnant

Figuring out if you're pregnant is not always an easy thing to do. Learn about how to tell if you are pregnant.

Taking care of your sexual health

If you're sexually active, it's important to regularly visit a health care provider to have sexual health check-ups. Learn about what this means for you.

Emergency contraception

The only pill developed specifically for emergency contraception-is Plan B. Learn about how it works, where to get it and what to expect if you take it.

Having difficult conversations

Sometimes it can be scary telling someone about a difficult or awkward situation. Learn how to communicate in a way that will be easier for you.

Preparing for parenthood

This fact sheet contains information about being a parent and some ways to make sure it's a happy experience for you and your child.

Wanting to start a family at a young age

Feeling the urge to have a baby as a teenager isn't the same as being prepared. Learn about the practical, emotional and financial issues to consider before making a lifelong commitment.

Looking after your child

Becoming a parent can be an overwhelming experience, full of many new responsibilities. Here are a few practical matters to remember.

Becoming a father

Having mixed feelings about the possibility of being a dad is normal. Learn about ways to transition to becoming a father.

Abortion: options and finding support

Thinking about having an abortion, experiencing an abortion, or moving on after an abortion can be very emotional. Knowing what to expect, medically and emotionally, can help you prepare.

Making a decision about pregnancy

Finding out that you are pregnant can bring up a wide range of feelings.This fact sheet can help you take care of yourself while figuring out what to do next.

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