Sex Terms

Pregnancy Test

A test to determine whether or not a girl or woman is pregnant. Pregnancy tests come in two varieties: a urine test, which can be taken at home, and a blood test, which must be administered by a clinician.

The urine test is by far the most widely used and can be used within 5-6 days after implantation (when a fertilized egg attaches to the lining of the uterus). You can buy a home pregnancy test at most drug stores for between $8-20. You do not need a prescription.

Another option is to go get a blood test done at a hospital, clinic, or doctor’s office. Find a clinic here, or call 1-800-230-PLAN for the nearest Planned Parenthood.

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