Can I get pregnant at 13?

Pregnant at 13 years old

Question: I am 13 years old and have a relationship with a 28 year old man. Now I'm pregnant because the condom broke. I haven't had menstruation for about three months. I don't want my mother to know about it. What should I do?

Answer: First of all, the doctor should be consulted. When visiting a doctor, there is also the option of comprehensive advice, which is urgently necessary in such a case.

No matter what the decision is: abortion or having the child - it will not work without the legal guardian. A conversation with the mother must therefore take place in any case. The 28-year-old father of the child is in a more difficult situation because children are legally protected by the age of 13.
Since he bears an essential responsibility for this situation, one should not exclude him from the future.

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