DEAR ABBY: I have an excellent friend, "Janis." She's nice, funny, and also very pretty.
One day Janis was asked if she wanted to have sex with the hottest boy in our middle school. Because she's my best friend, I would have thought she'd say no. Then I found out she had sex in the back of his parents' van. Abby, I can't believe Janis did that. She's only 12!
That was about three months ago. Now she thinks she's pregnant. Her parents haven't even found out about this yet. Janis is telling me not to tell. I don't know what to do. Please help. -- WORRIED IN GEORGIA
DEAR WORRIED: Some secrets are meant to be kept, but this isn't one of them. Whether your friend is pregnant or not, she needs to be seen by a doctor because she has become sexually active. It's time to tell your mother what you know, because Janis needs to inform her parents -- and it might be better if she has an adult who is not emotionally involved with her when she does.