Are pregnancy tests accurate?

“I need help and fast. My girlfriend was on her period for a few days before she got off of it. Two or three days after she got off her period, her and I had unprotected sex. I felt myself orgasming and pulled out and came into my hand, yet I’m not sure if I came in her at all. She took a few birth control to try and force her period but it never came. Its been three weeks later and she hasn’t hit her period yet. She has no nausea, no cramps, no unusual discharge, no weird cravings, and nothing else besides the fact that she has to pee a good deal (she also gets bladder infections and she has one right now, if that means anything). Her period cycle is 28 to 30 days. Her and I are both freaking out and we don’t know what to do. We are buying a pregnancy test this afternoon to see. If it comes up negative, is it reliable? If it comes up positive, what could we do to terminate the pregnancy before it begins to become apparent. Both of us are in high school and we can’t possibly support a child and our families are both very religious, so there’s no possible way they would consent to an abortion. We both turn 18 in December. Please help, we really need it.

If ever worried that your birth control method has failed, Plan B is a back up method. This can be found at most pharmacy’s. It is most effective if you take it within 72 hours of having unprotected sex but can also work up to 5 days after. Home pregnancy tests are considered reliable when used according to package instructions one week after a missed period. The Family Planning Clinic does not terminate pregnancies, but you can call us at 440-352-0608 and schedule an appointment with a counselor. They will be able to give you more information about abortions and where to go.

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