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Bethany High School GYMO outreach

The 3rd Inter-Generational Dialogue #IGDUg16

Mix Up – Drug Abuse

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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

"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…"

"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…"

"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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