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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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"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 love the same as lust?"

"No. Lust is having very strong sexual feelings for someone while Love is a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes that ranges from interpersonal affection to pleasure. It can refer to an emotion of a strong attraction and personal attachment. Lust is solely based on physical attraction and fantasy although being in love doesn’t exclude lust, infact lust can lead to love. When you’re falling in love, it’s often tough to tell the difference between the two, especially if it’s the first time you’ve experienced such intense emotions. Here are some of the signs of love and lust to…"

"My boyfriend says we don’t need contraception, because he will pull out at the last minute. Is this a good idea?"

"Not really. Withdrawal, or coitus interruptus as it's known, is not a good way to avoid pregnancy – partly because boys may leak sperm before they come. Also, guys have a dangerous tendency to 'stay in that little bit longer' – until it's too late. Do not risk if you are not ready to have a baby. You need to visit a health worker to decide which contraception method(s) works for both of you."

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