Our expert says:
There are a number of issues to address here: Firstly, the very itchy vaginal irritation is not a sign of pregnancy but is possibly a ‘yeast’ infection. The chemist can provide treatment for this common condition. The itching should be relieved very quickly. Secondly, very occasionally someone may have a few days of bleeding at the beginning of a pregnancy and think it is a period. However, in these cases a pregnancy test will still show positive. Thirdly, abortion can only be done when you have a confirmed pregnancy. Legally, you can have a termination of pregnancy on demand up until 12 weeks. Marie Stopes offer counselling and testing (www.mariestopes.co.za). I strongly advise you to start a reliable method of contraception and use condoms to prevent infections. Visit the SA Sexual Health Association website for more information www.sexualhealth.co.za
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