Specifically for Men to Think About
When you decide to become sexually involved with your partner, there are some important issues to think about, you may also get her pregnant.
Condoms and other birth control methods can fail and cannot guarantee that your partner will not become pregnant. As a matter of fact, thousands of young women in this country face unplanned pregnancy each year.
There are some serious questions a guy needs to ask himself if he is going to be sexually active:
If your partner became pregnant would you leave her?
Are you ready to support a child with your time, energy and money for at least the next 18 years?
Will you go with your partner to tell her parents the news?
Are you willing to give your child a two-parent family?
Know that you have no legal say in the choice your partner makes with the baby. She may decide to keep the baby or have an abortion... in either case are you prepared to live with that decision for the rest of your life?
Would you be willing to release the child for an adoption?
Are you willing to learn about abortion so that you can anticipate possible medical complications and possible relationship problems?
The responsibilities involved in bringing a child into the world will affect you for the rest of your life. If you are not ready to be a father, you may want to wait to have sex.
Are you already experiencing an unplanned pregnancy? Need to talk? Call 1300 792 798 for a free confidential chat anytime. The line is open 24/7.