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The 2015 Inter Generational Dialogue on SRHR in Kampala #IGDUg15

Introducing the SAUTIplus App

The inaugural Share101 on media and SRHR

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"I am thinking of trying the Pill, but my mother says it’s dangerous for younger women."

"She has this the wrong way round. The risks of the Pill aren't all that big, but they're much greater in older women. In the age group 16 to 25, the danger of serious side-effects from the Pill is very small – unless you are a smoker or have other risk factors, such as a history of clots or a family history of relatives who had heart attacks or strokes at an early age. You will be asked about these things when you first go to a doc to obtain the Pill. She should also check your blood pressure –…"

"Does Oral sex cause cancer?"

"Oral sex may lead to the woman developing throat cancer due to the Human Papilloma virus (HPV), the same virus that causes cervical cancer. If the man is already infected with the virus, there is a high risk of the partner developing throat cancer if they engage in oral sex. The symptoms of cancer may take a short time to show if one is a smoker or takes alcohol because these substances increase the risk of developing the cancer. If the woman has HPV and the man engages in oral sex, he also may develop throat cancer."

"I don’t like using condoms"

"I think, you should try abstinence but since you claim being very sexually active, I guess that’s not an option for you. I advise you to fall in love with the condom as it is the only solution to your present problems. Many young people always come with excuses as to why they don’t use condoms but fortunately, there are active remedies to all these excuses and let no one lie to you that they are clean- don’t you dare take the risk. As the old adage goes, ‘Better safe than Sorry’- Get wrapped and be safe, the ball is…"

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