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The body

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In the menu below, you will find texts, pictures and films about the human body.

Overview - The body

Film: You decide over your body

Every person has the right to make decisions regarding their own body. This is a human right. But what does it mean?

Slideshow: What happens in the boy body during puberty?

Here is a slideshow that shows what happens in your body during puberty. NOTE! Explicit images.

Slideshow: What happens in the girl body during puberty?

Here is a slideshow which shows what happens in the body during puberty. NOTE! Explicit images.

Film: Tips for feeling better

Did you know that you can do things yourself for your well-being and to feel happy and have more energy? Here are four tips!

Tips for sleeping better

It is important for your well-being that you get a good nights sleep. It is also however, normal for there to be times when you have trouble sleeping. This can be because you are worried about something or feeling stressed. Here you can find out what you can do to get a better nights sleep and the kind of help that is available.

The penis and scrotum

Here you can read about the different parts of the penis and scrotum and learn more about how your penis and scrotum work. The penis and scrotum are great body parts that can urinate, have sex, produce sperm and give enjoyment.

The vulva and vagina

Here you can read about the different parts of the vulva and vagina, and learn more about how your vulva and vagina work. The vulva and vagina are great parts of your body that can urinate, have periods, have sex, give birth to children and give enjoyment.

Slide show: Nothing covers the entrance of the vagina

There is no way to tell that you’ve had sex or used a tampon just by looking at or touching your vagina. Most girls don’t bleed the first time they have sex because there is nothing covering the entrance of the vagina.

Menstrual period

A menstrual period, or period, is blood that comes from the uterus and out of the vagina about once a month.

Slideshow: What is a menstrual period?

This slideshow will explain what happens in your body when you get your period.

Film: What happens in the body when a baby is made?

You might know that a baby can result from a girl and boy having sexual intercourse. But do you know what happens inside the body?

Abortion

An abortion is the early ending of a pregnancy. You decide yourself if you want to have an abortion if you are pregnant. There is no age limit for having an abortion. If you have an abortion, it will be just as easy for you to become pregnant again in the future.

Slide show: Circumcision of the vulva – female genital mutilation

Circumcision of the vulva (the external female sex organs) is also known as female genital mutilation. This means that someone has cut away or damaged part of the vulva. Help is available if you have been subjected to female genital mutilation and it’s affecting how you feel physically or emotionally. Note: graphic images!

Film: What if I can't get it up

Simon has plans to meet up with Felix and have sex for the first time. He’s worried that he won’t be able to get an erection and about how his penis looks.

Film: Football, periods and sex

Maryam is in so much pain during her period that she has to miss football practice. Amanda’s had sex for the first time and is worried that she might be pregnant.

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