How Accurate Is a Pregnancy Test?
Our test is a urine based test, and is about 99% accurate. Other tests may vary in their accuracy. How does a pregnancy test work? Nine days after conception, urine based pregnancy tests work by picking up a hormone that your body produces when you are pregnant. If the test is done too early in the pregnancy, it may not be able find the hormone yet and result in a “false negative” test.
If Your Home Pregnancy Test is Positive
Perhaps you already have taken a “home pregnancy test” and it was positive. We recommend that you visit our center to get a urine pregnancy test to verify you are pregnant. We provide a laboratory quality urine test free of charge as a service to women. A trained counselor can provide additional information relevant to your situation. All of our services are free and confidential. Should you discover that you are pregnant, you do have many choices. Other pages on our site will give you more information on your options.
If You Are Not Pregnant
When a woman thinks she could be pregnant, it’s a great relief to discover that her period has started. The crisis has passed and many promise to never “let it happen again.” This promise can be fulfilled through abstinence (or secondary virginity)! Contrary to popular opinion, people don’t go crazy if they don’t have sex. Abstinence is an option that thousands of young people are choosing today. Here are just some of the benefits of this commitment:
– Abstinence is the only 100% effective guarantee that you won’t get pregnant
– You won’t get an STD
– You will be spared the heartache and pain that sex often brings to an unmarried person
Other women become more intent on using contraceptives to prevent future pregnancy and continue being sexually active. Few understand that many women still get pregnant even when using the pill or other means of birth control. Many times young women don’t even enjoy the sexual encounter but agree to it because they want to be “close” and “feel loved”. Men can easily push sex as a means of “showing” their love. The woman can feel obligated to in spite of the fact that she feels little pleasure. They don’t realize that they deserve the best sex ever and that exists inside of a relationship where a man has made a commitment to her in marriage.
The truth is that continued sexual activity outside of marriage has serious risks besides pregnancy. Sexually transmitted diseases (or STDs) affect thousands of young people each year.
When you give a precious and most intimate part of you to someone who isn’t serious about the relationship, you can find yourself alone with a broken heart. Anyone who really cares about you will be willing to wait and not push sexual activity.
Discover all you can about these issues before you make the decision to continue sexual activity. Understand that if you skip a period after sexual activity in the future, we are still here to help you. It’s a great thing to learn about a topic before it becomes a possibility in your life. In times of crisis it’s hard to think straight. In spite of your not being pregnant, educate yourself by visiting the other pages on this site or come in to talk with us.