Growing Up

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Inter Generational Dialogue 2018

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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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"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."

"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…"

"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…"

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