I am 13 years old and my boyfriend and I had sex…

…We used a condom but after we had sex I started getting headaches and started feeling nauseous in the morning and afternoon. He doesn’t think I am pregnant but I’m worried that I am.  It’s been about a week now or so. Can you help?

You’ve come to the right place! At Teen Clinic, you can make an appointment for a pregnancy test by calling 303-442-5160. Pregnancy tests are accurate 14 days after unprotected sex, so you may need to wait a few days before you come in. However, it’s a great idea to take one—worrying about pregnancy can affect your health, causing a late period or even feelings of sickness.

If you’re not pregnant, you may want to start a hormonal birth control method while you’re at the clinic. Condoms can be up to 98% effective when used correctly, but combining condoms with a hormonal method is an even better way to prevent unintended pregnancy. (Make sure you’re using condoms correctly here.)

If you continue to feel anxious about sex and pregnancy, consider talking to a trusted adult. You’re welcome to visit Teen Clinic for support from our unbiased, compassionate professionals.