Just for Teens
Finding out you’re pregnant:
If you’ve had vaginal sex and you haven’t gotten your period since, it may be a good idea to take a pregnancy test. You can find over-the-counter pregnancy tests at most drug stores and pharmacies.
Some potential signs of pregnancy:
- Missing your period
- Breast tenderness
- Nausea, vomiting
Finding out you’re pregnant can cause a lot of different reactions. It may be helpful to take some time to really process what is happening, and then reach out to a support person to help talk through some of your options.
In addition to our services, there are several online resources we recommend:
Deciding on Abortion
You can call us anytime to discuss what you’re going through and we can help you plan and prepare for next steps — judgment free and with clear information. We have seen lots of people in similar situations — you can read what they have to say about their experience at carafem here.
Some questions to think about:
- How do you feel about being pregnant? Do you want to have a baby? Is this the right time to be responsible for a child?
- What are your values around when and how you would like to be a parent?
- Would you be able to take care of a baby? Would you be able to afford it?
- Would you have a support system to help raise this child?
- What will happen to your goals, hopes for the future, and overall life path?
- Would you still be able to go to school? Participate in activities or clubs? Go to college? Pursue the kind of career you want?
- How will this affect your other children, if you have them?
If you are thinking about abortion, making your decision within the first 10 weeks of pregnancy will make it a safer, less expensive, and easier process.
Additionally, consider some laws that may be in your state such as parental notification or consent.
Your Birth Control Options
If you are under 17 years old, your birth control appointment with us will look a little different. Don’t worry — you still have legal access to all of the methods of birth control that we offer, but you will likely need to undergo a physical exam. Our prices are still better than a lot of other places and our staff will give you the same care and respect — just be aware that the process of obtaining birth control is a little different for minors and adults.
|Condoms||$3 / dozen|
|Birth control pills||$12 / month|
|Depo Provera||$75 / injection|
|Emergency contraception (EC)||$20 / each|
|Abortion pill||Please see our locations page for specific pricing information|
|Intrauterine contraceptive (IUC / IUD)||fees vary (oftentimes covered by insurance)|
Call us anytime to find out more or to make an appointment: 1-855-SAY-CARA.
Talking to an Adult
Telling an adult, especially your parents, “I’m pregnant” and/or “I want an abortion,” may seem like the hardest conversation you will ever have. If you need help, carafem can be with you throughout this process.
Some quick pointers:
- Choose the right time
- Keep calm and stick to the facts
- Keep in mind: being uncomfortable is only temporary — you will have to move forward one way or another
- They may take some time to process, just like you did
- You know what’s best for yourself, but it can be helpful to involve a supportive person to help think things through.
Check out these links for more tips: