I am 17 and I had unprotected sex and he came inside of me. I took the morning after pill 20 hours later. I am 2 weeks late on my period and when I took a pregnancy test…

…it came up with two lines but one was very faint. I do have some pregnancy symptoms but not bad. I was just wondering how likely is it that I’m pregnant?

Any brand of emergency contraception contains a high level of progesterone.  This spike of progesterone in the body can prevent ovulation, or keep the egg from being released from the ovary.  Plan B is not an abortion. It prevents pregnancy—it doesn’t end a pregnancy. If a pregnancy has already occurred, Plan B will not harm the pregnancy (or your body) in any way.

Because ovulation could’ve occurred in the 20 hours before you took Plan B, pregnancy is possible.

If you took the type of pregnancy test where a second line would show up if you were pregnant, having a faint line likely means that you are pregnant.  The line could be faint because you’re early on in the pregnancy, or in some rare cases it can just be a false positive. The only way to know for sure though is to either take a second test at home and see if the second line is more clear, or you can come in to the Teen Clinic to take another test. If the next test you take shows up positive, it will mean that you are pregnant.

If you are pregnant, know that Teen Clinic offers free, unbiased decision counseling to help you learn more about your options. You’re welcome to bring a support person with you; we’re also able to meet with your family or partner if you need help having this discussion.

Whether you decide to pursue parenting, consider adoption, or end your pregnancy, Teen Clinic will give you a safe place to connect with the next stepGive us a call to make an appointment to take a pregnancy test or to meet with one of our counselors.