Many people think that there’s a membrane that covers the entrance of the vagina like a piece of plastic wrap and that this breaks when you have sex or use a tampon. This isn't true. If a membrane like this did exist, it would not be possible for the blood to flow out of your vagina when you have your period. The entrance of the vagina may look different from one girl to another, but there's nothing covering it.
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?
I'm afraid I won't bleed when I have sex for the first time. Is there some kind of operation I can get?
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.
Can my family decide everything about my life?
Your parents or legal guardians have responsibility for you until you reach the age of 18. But they aren’t allowed to decide everything. You have the right to be present and make decisions that affect your life. Get help from someone else if you feel that your family wants to decide on or control your life.