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A girl’s guide to sex myths

Learn important facts about contraception, pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and having sex.

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Losing your virginity

Learn about being ready for sex and the common myths that people believe.

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When life sucks and you feel like shit

Life can be rough sometimes, and most people, at one time or another, feel really awful. Learn about why this happens and and what you can do about it.

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Depression: causes, types and symptoms

Depression is more severe and longer-lasting than normal sadness. Learn about the causes and symptoms of depression.

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What to do if you are being bullied

There are many things you can do to stop bullying. Learn the facts on how you can try and work it out yourself or ask someone else to help.

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Impact of drug use on your life

It is not unusual for a person to feel confused about whether to take drugs. Here a few ways of how drug use can change your life.

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Psychiatric hospitals or wards

Psychiatric hospitals or wards specialize in treating people experiencing a range of different mental illnesses, including depression, schizophrenia, anxiety and eating disorders. Learn more about them.

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Being bisexual

People who are attracted to both men and women usually identify themselves as bisexual. Learn facts about bisexuality.

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After someone has died: how you might feel

When someone dies you might experience a variety of emotions. Learn about some of the reactions you might have.

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Peer pressure

Almost everyone is affected by peer pressure at some point. Learn about how it could affect you and what you can do about it.

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