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ACCEPTING YOUR BODY vs BODY IMAGE

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WHAT IS BODY IMAGE Body image is a term which may refer to the perception a person has towards his or her own physical appearance.

Our body image could be influenced by •Personality •Peer groups •Societal or cultural “standards” •Personal experience Etc.

HOW BODY IMAGE AFFECTS US Body image: Has potential to make us feel bad or good about ourselves and the people around usAffects how we relate to othersAffects our confidence levelsAffects our self esteemAffects the way we see ourselves even though that is not how others see us Etc.
EFFECTS OF POOR SELF IMAGE Having a poor self image of can lead to: •    Being unhappy with the way body looks which leads to overall unhappiness and/or depression. •     Being judgmental of other peoples bodies. •     Cosmetic surgery •     Eating disorders •     Drugs abuse to feel better about ourselves •     Alcoholism •

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE A PREGNANT TEEN

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WHAT IS TEENAGE PREGNANCY?
Teenage pregnancy is when a girl below 20 years of age becomes pregnant. This happens when they indulge in sexual intercourse willingly or not, for the first time or just on a frequent basis.

If you are a victim of rape, it is important to report the crime and take birth control pills immediately in order to avoid any unwanted pregnancy. In some countries birth control pills can be bought over the counter or given at the hospital. Do not put off these measures as it could affect you in the future.


RISKS OF TEENAGE PREGNANCY
Many teenagers do not plan to be pregnant but it does happen as many are indulging in premature sex. As teenage pregnancy is usually unplanned for, many teenagers do not know much about it. So what are the risks of teenage pregnancy? Teenage pregnancy:

The girls body may not be ready to carry the child.Increases the chance of dropping out of school.Teen mothers are more likely to end up as single parents than older mothers.Makes teen mothers m…

11 FACTS ABOUT SEX YOU NEED TO KNOW

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WHAT IS SEX? Sex is having carnal knowledge or intercourse between at least two beings.
WHEN IS SEX A BAD THING? Overall, sex is a good and healthy activity. However sex can be bad in some instance of: • Rape (this can also happen in intimate relationships) • Premature sex (having sex when you are not prepared    physically, emotionally or psychologically whether you were forced or not.)
• Sex for the wrong reason. (Some people have sex because it is their livelihood and only way to make money. Others give sex in hope to buy love from someone. Others have sex just for the benefit of relieving stress without any consent of the other person. Some have sex because of peer pressure. etc.)


SEX FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW!

Some facts about sex that you should know whether you are having sex or not.

The right age to have sex is when you are ready   physically, mentally, emotionally and most times even financially for sex and its consequences.Sex is also emotional besides physical and so should not be und…

5 QUALITIES OF A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP

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WHAT IS LOVE & TRUST? Love is an intense feeling of deep affection we feel towards someone or something. And Trust is the firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability or strength of someone or something.

When we love and trust someone, we open our hearts to them, allow them in our lives and this makes us vulnerable to their actions affecting us in some way, sometimes even in a ways that may lead to hurt feelings. 
Being hurt does not mean we should neglect the relationship, sometimes its a stepping stone to creating a better future. However, some relationships are not healthy and its best to work on them. 
Relationships can be between parents and a child, spouses, lovers, best-friends or even just neighbors. Here are some qualities found in a healthy relationships. 
OPENNESS AND COMMUNICATION Keeping secrets from each other can lead to hurt feelings once unveiled. If you now each others secrets, do not expose them to the outside world. Also agree to disagree in your relationship.
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