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Tampons & Pads

Teens use tampons and pads when they started to have menstrual flow and need to use pads and tampons to absorb the menstrual blood/periods. To make things easier, the following table will describe differences between tampons and pads. PADS TAMPONS     What is it? Pads/sanitary pads or sanitary napkins …

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Six Packs

A six-pack is the ultimate sign of fitness and strength — both physically and mentally Many teen boys and girls wish to get rid of their belly fat and get great abdomen muscle bulk called six packs! All of us have six packs. It is just that it is covered …

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Menstrual Care

WHEN DOES THE FIRST MENSTRUAL PERIOD BEGIN? Teenager needs to be aware that it is perfectly normal for periods to start anywhere between the ages 10 and 15. It can begin as early as age 8 years and as late as age 16 years. Monthly periods are a natural and …

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Abnormal Puberty

Definition Precocious(Early Puberty) Delayed Puberty Sexual development before the age of 8 years in girls and 9 years in boys Sexual developments do not appear by age 13 years for girls and 14 years for boys Causes Brain disorders e.g.tumors, previous brain disease Hereditary (runs in the family) Chromosome (genetic) …

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I am Too Tall

Introduction Being tall is usually an advantage You might be genetically tall as your parents There are medical conditions associated with extreme tallness   Are you worried about being tall? Abnormal “tall stature” may be associated with some medical conditions such as Marfan syndrome and Thyrotoxicosis. Marfan Syndrome is characterized …

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I am Short

Introduction Why am I short? Am I normal? Your final height in life is mainly determined by your genes Final height can be measured by knowing your parental heights (your doctor will do this calculation) If your parents are short, you might also be short Height is also determined by …

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Wet Dreams

What are wet dreams? Oops! I am wet again! These are normal. Do not try to stop your body’s natural response. These are also called nocturnal orgasm or sleep orgasm It occurs during sleep in boys It is a normal occurrence in boys It is a sexual arousal to the …

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Pre –menstrual syndrome

INTRODUCTION Pre menstrual syndrome (PMS) is a combination of physical and emotional symptom related to a woman’s menstrual cycle. It occurs 1 or 2 weeks before the menstrual cycle and disappear shortly before or shortly after the menstrual flow. The emotional and physical symptoms that occur are of sufficient severity …

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Dysmenorrhoea

Introduction Dysmenorrhoea means pain during menstruation. About 60 to 70% of adolescent female have dysmenorrhoea. Most of them have mild symptoms. However, about 25% of them have severe dysmenorrhoea that interferes with their daily activities. Dysmenorrhoea can be classified into primary or secondary dysmenorrhoea Secondary dysmenorrhoea occurs mostly in adult …

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Sexual Maturity

When do I become sexually matured? Sexual maturation occurs during the teenage years. Changes that occur in boys and girls physically will make them capable of producing babies. For girls, the start of periods will enable them to become pregnant For boys, sperm production and ejaculation is the hallmark of …

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