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Understanding the Body

This section is all about understanding the reproductive system in men and women. It’s particularly useful if you want to understand:

  • how the reproductive organs work
  • the menstrual cycle (ovulation and periods)
  • what’s involved in conception (getting pregnant)
  • how contraception works to prevent pregnancy

Click here to take a look at great leaflet created by The sexual health charity FPA (Family Planning Association) with all of this information in an easy-to-read format.

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