If you are having intercourse with a partner of the opposite sex, you need to know that pregnancy could happen. Every time semen comes into contact with the vagina, there is a chance you could become pregnant. This happens during unprotected vaginal intercourse (but may happen during protected vaginal intercourse if the condom breaks or isn't being used properly), anal intercourse or genital play.
There are many forms of birth control that you can choose from to prevent an unplanned pregnancy if you don't want to have a baby. You and your partner should talk about what form or forms of protection you will use before you start having intercourse. Talking about birth control and pregnancy shows respect for each other's beliefs.
If you think you might be pregnant, you should protect your baby by choosing not to drink alcohol. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy leads to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), which results in life-long mental and emotional challenges. There is no safe time and no safe amount of alcohol for a pregnant woman to drink.
You can access pregnancy tests at your local health centre, public health centre or you can purchase them from the pharmacy. Once you know whether or not you are pregnant, you can decide what you want to do with the baby and make the healthiest choices possible for both of you.