Growing Up

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Reach A Hand, Uganda Peer Educators’ Academy 2015

Student to student relationship

The internet and sex, good or bad idea?

Facts

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

Senga

"What are the signs of the first period?"

"Different women have different signs that can include; severe headache, joint pain, back and abdominal cramping, fatigue, nausea, acne, mood swings, loss or gain of appetite. However, the most telling sign is the actual period. The blood flow. It is important but that young girls understand that it is a complete cycle that for most women happens for a period that can fall averagely between 27 - 35 days depending on different reasons. The 1st day of one’s cycle is the day they see ‘first blood’ ? (as if vampire lol). From that day to the next time they get…"

"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…"

"Can I end my own pregnancy by falling down the stairs or drinking an herbal tea?"

"No, you can’t end your own pregnancy by falling down the steps or using an herbal remedy. There are a lot of myths about how to end a pregnancy. It is impossible to tell which ones might work, which ones don’t work and which ones can be very dangerous to your health and even your life."

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