Am I pregnant? If I am pregnant, what will I do? Dealing with an unintended pregnancy can be stressful but you are not alone and you have options.
If you think you may be pregnant, it is a good idea to have a pregnancy test, whether or not you wish to continue the pregnancy. The Calgary Sexual Health Centre provides free pregnancy tests – just walk-in during our office hours to pick up a take-home pregnancy test or call to make an appointment to speak with a counselor while you do the test. It is important to get a pregnancy test soon and to start thinking about your options.
As a man, it’s important to know that your sexual partner has the right to choose whether to end the pregnancy or to continue with it. If she chooses to continue, you can participate in the decision making process for whether to parent or make an adoption plan. In rare circumstances such as when there is abuse by the birthfather, the birthmother may not be required to inform him of the adoption plan.
When you are pregnant you have three options:
PARENTING: You can continue the pregnancy and choose to parent.
ADOPTION: You can continue the pregnancy and make an adoption plan.
ABORTION: You can end the pregnancy by accessing an abortion.
Deciding which option is best for you may be difficult and stressful. If you need support or if you would like to talk about your options, we can help. Calgary Sexual Health Centre has counsellors who will listen, answer your questions and discuss your options with you without any judgment or pressure. To speak with a counsellor, call 403-283-5580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org