When it comes to pregnancy, there are 3 options to choose from: abortion, adoption, and parenting.
It is totally normal for people to have strong feelings, or values, about any of these options. One reality of life is that what’s right for one person may not be right for another. Part of enjoying the freedom of reproductive choice (meaning, getting to decide what happens with and to our body) is allowing others to do the same, even when we might not agree with their choices. Put simply, it’s not ok to judge someone or make someone feel bad if they make a different choice. And keep in mind, our values can change over time, so how we feel about pregnancy options can change a lot throughout our own lifetime.
In this section, we provide you with accurate and non-judgmental information on all three pregnancy options. We know that someone who is pregnant can make the right decision for themselves if they have access to accurate information and support.
If pregnancy is a possibility for you (like, if you are having penis-vagina sex), it’s great to figure out how you feel about your pregnancy options, and talk to a partner, ideally before having sex. We say this because no birth control method can prevent pregnancy 100% of the time, except of course for abstinence. This means that if you are having penis-vagina sex, there is always a chance (even if it’s a small one) of pregnancy, even if condoms or other forms of birth control are being used.
The choice of what to do about a pregnancy is always up to the girl or woman or person who is pregnant. This is because it is her body and her life that will be most affected.
If you want to learn more about how a pregnancy happens, check out the internal female anatomy section. Or, for more information about pregnancy options, check out the links of the left side of this page.