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As you are reading this, 4% of women in the United States are pregnant. Of those pregnant women, approximately 22% will seek an abortion. It is estimated that roughly half of American women will go through an unintended pregnancy by age 45, and by that same age nearly a third of the female population will have undergone an abortion. The issue of unplanned pregnancies and their ramifications is a contentious one, as is, of course, abortion. Women who experience an unplanned pregnancy should be fully informed about the options they have, especially for those women who are underage. For information about pregnancy and more services, underage girls in need of guidance should seek out teen pregnancy centers.

Teen pregnancy centers offer a wide variety of services for pregnant teens and their families, including information on pregnancy, pregnancy tests (often free pregnancy tests), ultrasounds, and consultations. Women in need of guidance can find out a lot in these centers, many of which will even offer a referral to specialists if truly needed.

These centers are also useful for those who aren’t pregnant. Concerned parents, family members, and underage girls who want to find out more about pregnancy are welcome. Centers teach useful information on anything from early warning signs of pregnancy to general facts about teenage pregnancy. The professionals who work at these centers are specially trained to handle teenage pregnancy, which is often terrifying and confusing for the pregnant women and, really, for anyone who is involved.

So, whether you are a teenager caught in a distressing situation or a parent that wants to find out more about the risks your child may be facing, teenage pregnancy centers are an option you can rely on and trust.

What do you think about pregnancy centers? Are you properly educated on pregnancy early signs, for example? We look forward to your input.

The information provided here is general in nature.  It is not a substitute for a consultation with a medical professional. Before any medical procedure, it is imperative that you discuss your personal medical history, risks, and concerns with your doctor. If you have questions during or after a procedure, your doctor should be immediately contacted. Avenue Women’s Center is not an emergency center.  If you are experiencing severe symptoms, such as bleeding and/or pain, seek immediate medical attention.  Contact your physician, go to an emergency room, or call 911.