You’ll want to wait until after you miss your period or have abnormally short or light bleeding to take either a blood or urine pregnancy test. You can purchase a urine test at your local pharmacy or retail store, or go to a local testing center for a free one. Blood tests must be done at a clinic or by your doctor.
Can I buy a pregnancy test if I’m under 16?
There are no age requirements for buying a pregnancy test. Pregnancy tests are available over the counter at most drug and grocery stores. If a store employee refuses to sell you a pregnancy test because of your age, visit a different store.
Does a teen need permission to get a pregnancy test?
In general, parental permission is not needed to get a pregnancy test at a health clinic. However, there may be certain locations where, for one reason or another, a health care provider will require parental permission. Check with your provider about her or his policy.
Can a minor get a pregnancy test without parents?
Teens can purchase over-the-counter pregnancy tests at the store without parental knowledge. They can also seek pregnancy testing and counseling from a physician without a parent’s consent. Under most circumstances, a doctor won’t reveal to you that your child took a pregnancy test.
What are the signs of pregnancy in a teenager?
Teenage Pregnancy Symptoms
- A missed menstrual period.
- Nausea or vomiting — called “morning sickness,” though it can happen throughout the day.
- Sudden, intense aversion to certain foods, especially meats or fatty, fried foods.
- Sore nipples or breasts.
- Unusual fatigue.
- Frequent urination.
- Unusual mood swings.
What if I cant afford a pregnancy test?
Local Health Department
Many city or county health departments offer family planning services. This typically includes a free pregnancy test for those who cannot afford to pay. Some may offer it on a sliding scale if you do have some monetary resources.
Can your parents kick you out if your pregnant?
Can my parents kick me out because I am pregnant or have a child? Yes. However, the law says your parents must find a safe place for you to live. It does not matter that you are pregnant or have a child.
What rights does a pregnant teenager have?
Pregnant teenagers have the right to make their own pregnancy decisions. That means no one can force you to decide whether you will keep your baby. You have the right to place your baby for adoption.
How can I secretly get a pregnancy test?
Take two tablespoons of white vinegar in a plastic container. Add your urine to it and mix it properly. If the vinegar changes its colour and forms bubbles, you are pregnant and if there is no change you are not pregnant.
Can you steal a pregnancy test?
Younger shoppers might steal pregnancy test because they’re too embarrassed to take them to the register, but adults shoplifters account for much of the problem. After all, some 75% of shoplifters are adults, says Barbara Staib, a spokeswoman for the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention.