Am I pregnant?

The only way to be sure if you’re pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. These are available at most supermarkets and chemists.

It can take up to 3 weeks for a pregnancy test to become positive after sex, so it’s important to take the test at the right time to be sure it’s a reliable result. Doing the test too early may mean it’s negative when you are actually pregnant, so please wait until your period is overdue before doing the test, or for 21 days after sex if your periods do not come regularly.


Your choices

If you are pregnant, it’s normal to experience a range of emotions and you may feel uncertain as to whether you want to continue with the pregnancy or not. Some women know straight away, others need time to decide.

Our service is here to support you. We have a specialist team of doctors, nurses and counsellors to provide the care, support and advice you may need.

Your pregnancy choices include:

  • Continuing with the pregnancy
  • Considering adoption
  • Having an abortion (termination of pregnancy)

Whatever you decide, it’s your decision. If you decide you are sure you want to continue with the pregnancy, you should arrange to see your GP to arrange antenatal care and discuss your health during pregnancy.

You can contact our service even if you are not sure, and ask to speak to a counsellor.

STI testing signpost

STI testing signpost

Order a free STI test kit

If you have no symptoms you can order a free and confidential online STI test kit to complete at home.

You will need to provide a few details including your postal address, email address and UK mobile phone number. You will also be asked a few questions so that you get the right kit sent to you.

You can access a free test up to 4 times per year.

Order your kit today

I need emergency contraception

I need emergency contraception

Emergency contraception could be taken orally which is normally called the morning after pill. It is best taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex.

It is likely to be easier and faster to go to your local pharmacy. You may be able to get this free of charge (depending on age and restrictions in your local area). If you can't access this free of charge, you can purchase it from your pharmacy.

If you cannot get this from the pharmacy then please book an emergency contraception appointment online.

Find your local pharmacy

Find out more about emergency contraception