The possibility of pregnancy must be considered when evaluating the pubertal or post-pubertal female patient. When the female is mid-cycle and a history of unprotected intercourse in the preceding hours is obtained, pregnancy prevention should be offered. Post-menarchal adolescents should be tested for pre-existing pregnancy prior to initiation of any pregnancy prevention medications. This is best performed by a serum test for ßHCG.
For more information related to pregnancy, see TREATMENT AND FOLLOW-UP: Sexual Abuse, Pregnancy Prevention.