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Mix Up – Cheating in Relationships

Reach A Hand, Uganda Peer Educators’ Academy 2015

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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

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"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…"

"Can you can get pregnant while on your period?"

"It's very uncommon, but it is possible since having your period doesn’t predict when you will release an egg which has to be present for sperm to begin the process of conception. Additionally, since sperm can live inside your uterus for up to 5 days, if you release an egg during these 5 days you run the risk of getting pregnant. Due to the unpredictability of your cycle, if you want to avoid pregnancy it’s important to use contraception even when you are menstruating."

"Can I find love as I keep my vow of virginity till Marriage?"

"I am very much aware and sure that abstinence is one sure way to protect yourself from very many things like having an unplanned for pregnancy, STIs and whatnot. Abstinence isn't a crime and it doesn't mean that you are abnormal and you need to believe that in yourself before anyone else does. Very many young men today fall in love because of the promise of sex that it often comes with but that is not a requirement for love and you shouldn’t drop your guard at that- People practising abstinence can also fall in love, all you have to…"

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