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Inter Generational Dialogue 2018

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majority Did you know that the vast majority of young people learn about sexual matters and HIV through their friends? Source: UNICEF

Senga

"How does menstruation occur?"

"Menstruation or sometimes referred to as periods is the monthly flow of blood from the uterus through the vagina in all girls.  During your menstruation cycle, the eggs in the ovaries mature and the lining of the uterus thickens to prepare for a possible pregnancy.  About half way the cycle, a mature egg leaves the ovary and this happens about once a month. This is called ovulation. The egg travels through the fallopian tubes towards the uterus and when it’s not fertilized, the linings of the uterus are shed and blood comes out at the end of your cycle.  The…"

"Is vaginal discharge normal?"

"A woman normally produces a vaginal discharge that usually is described as clear or slightly cloudy, non-irritating, and odor-free. During the normal menstrual cycle, the amount and consistency of discharge can vary. At one time of the month, there may be a small amount of a very thin or watery discharge; and at another time, a more extensive thicker discharge may appear. All of these excretions could be considered normal. A vaginal discharge that has an odor or that is irritating usually is considered an abnormal discharge. The irritation might be itching or burning, or both. The itching may be…"

"Am I too young to fall in love?"

"I don’t think love has anything to do with age, at any age you can have feelings for anyone. Love is love. When we talk about love, it probably means that we don’t feel completely loved or someone doesn’t feel loved by us. In order for love to be real, it has to be expressed as an action. There’s no doubt that young teens and even pre-teens can feel that they’re in love. It’s definitely possible to feel attracted to and affectionate towards another person, even at a young age. No one but you can define the feelings that you…"

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