The Human Brain
The human brain is like a powerful computer that stores our memory and controls how we as humans think and react. The brain is the center of the human nervous system, controlling our thoughts, movements, memories and decisions. Also, the brain contains billions of nerve cells that send and receive information around the body. Each side of the brain interacts largely with just one half of the body; the right side of the brain interacts with the left side of the body, and vice versa. Diseases of the brain include Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. Diseases such as these can limit the normal function of the human brain.
Is There A “Safe Time” To Have Intercourse?
There is no safe time to have unprotected sex if you wish to avoid pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. STIs can be transmitted whenever an infected person has sex with an uninfected person, and pregnancy is always a possibility, even during a girl’s period. Although women are generally only fertile for a few days every month, most women have no definite way of knowing when this is. Sperm can also survive inside the body for several days, meaning a woman can potentially become pregnant over quite a long period of time.
MYTHS & FACTS
Girls With Small Breast Are Not Capable Of Breast Feeding Babies
False. The size of the breasts does not affect the production of milk. As long as a woman does not have an hormonal imbalance for milk production, she should be able to breastfeed babies.
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Healthy sexuality requires the development and use of specific personal and interpersonal skills. These skills will help a young person to identify and live according to his/her values, make effective decisions and take responsibility for them, and communicate effectively with family, friends and other members of the society. Some of the skills we’ll be looking at include values clarification, positive self-esteem, goal-setting and decision-making, communication, as well as assertiveness and negotiation skills.
Young People and Their Reproductive Health
Over half of the world’s population is below 25 years of age. Talking about the sexuality of young people is still very controversial, even though pregnancy is the main cause of death among women between 15 and 19 years worldwide. Complications in giving birth and unsafe abortion practices contribute greatly to these worrying numbers. Also, almost half of all new HIV infections occur among young people.
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