Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) by youths between the ages of 15 – 24 on Sex, Contraceptives and Family Planning

So yesterday was the last day of the training organized by DEVCOMs and NURHI II for Social Media Influencers and Bloggers. If you missed my post on Day 1, click here.

I learnt a lot from the training which will be impossible to share in just one post, but I will do my best to share the information I got yesterday, bit by bit, on different blog posts until every reader of this blog can proudly say they understand Life & Family planning. If you have questions on Life planning and Family planning, kindly send an email to . I will do my best to respond or direct you to the right source.

Here are frequently asked questions (FAQ) by youths between the ages of 15 – 24 on sex, contraceptives and family planning:

Does sex start immediately after unprotected sex?

Pregnancy does not occur immediately after sex. If you had unprotected sex and you don’t want to become pregnant, you can take the morning-after pill.

When is a good time to start using contraceptives?

As soon as you have understood all you need to know about contraceptives, seen a professional and decided to be sexually active.

Does using birth control cause infertility?

Family planning does not cause infertility, but some methods can delay conception for about 6months.

Can single people use contraceptives?

Yes single people can use contraceptives if they are sexually active.

What should I do if I think I’m pregnant?

Get tested to confirm.

Can a girl get pregnant if a guy touches her?

No. This is one of the misconceptions spread by our African mothers to keep us away from the knowledge of sex. The only way of pregnancy is if the penis goes into the vagina, unprotected.

What are the signs and symptoms of pregnancy?

Common signs and symptoms of pregnancy include but not limited to – Missed period, Tender, swollen breasts, Nausea with or without vomiting, Morning sickness, Increased urination. , Fatigue, etc.

Can I use salt and water to prevent pregnancy after sex?

No, drinking salt water immediately after sex to prevent pregnancy does not work. And if you think it has worked for you or somebody you know, this has not been medically certified.

Is it true that urinating immediately after sex prevents pregnancy?

Urinating immediately after sex does not prevent pregnancy.

What can I do to stop ejaculating very early during sex?

I am not a guy but I have heard that stimulating the penis and stopping just before you feel you are about to ejaculate can help delay ejaculation. Some say, get your mind of the act. And I recently heard someone say – remove your penis and put it in a cup of water then continue. That sounds extreme right? LOL. I am not sure how that is done but yea, that’s all I know.

Is it better to use two condoms instead of one to prevent pregnancy?

Using two male condoms at a time is wrong for pregnancy prevention or as a safer sex method. It can increase the friction between the condoms during intercourse, making them more likely to rip or tear. Also, do not use a male condom and female condom at the same time. Decide who’s covering up.

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