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Frequently asked questions by children in Primary School.

This might be a question about a child going missing or being abducted, but more likely to be about a woman having ...

This might be a question about a child going missing or being abducted, but more likely to be about a woman having a miscarriage or still birth.

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When a woman grows a baby inside her womb/tummy, sometimes the baby gets unwell and stops growing/dies.

Here's one way to answer: Gay is a word that's used to describe someone who is only attracted to/fancies people who a...

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Gay is a word that's used to describe someone who is only attracted to/fancies people who are the same sex as themselves e.g. when a man is only attracted to/fancies other men, not women.

This is likely to be a word she's heard on TV or in the playground but it's always worth finding out what's prompted ...

This is likely to be a word she's heard on TV or in the playground but it's always worth finding out what's prompted the question.

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Sexy is a word that's usually used to describe adults that people find attractive. When we describe children who are attractive, like you, we use words like pretty and beautiful.

This is likely to be asked when there is something in the news about pedophiles, but it's always worth finding out wh...

This is likely to be asked when there is something in the news about pedophiles, but it's always worth finding out what's prompted the question.

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It is an adult who is sexually attracted to children. The adult could be a stranger or someone the child knows. They may try to look at or touch the private areas of a child’s body and this is not allowed (against the law) and is called abuse. If this happens to a child, it is never their fault and they should always tell an adult they trust.

Here's one way to answer: Periods usually start after your body has been through other changes - when breasts have st...

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Periods usually start after your body has been through other changes - when breasts have started to develop, hair has started to grow in your armpits and between your legs and your hips are wider. A year or two before your periods start you'll notice clear or milky white fluid comes out your vagina and stains your pants. This is totally normal and is your body's way of keeping the vagina clean. A sign that your periods will start soon is when your body produces a lot more of this fluid and it might be a bit thicker. 

Here's one way to answer: When boys start to go through puberty, their testicles/balls start to make sperm. The bod...

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When boys start to go through puberty, their testicles/balls start to make sperm. The body can only store a certain amount and it has to get rid of the rest - this is what's happening when a boy has a wet dream. While he is asleep he has an erection/his penis goes hard and semen squirts out. (semen is sperm mixed with fluid) This is totally normal and nothing to be embarrassed about. Some boys are not aware it's happened until the morning when they find a damp patch on their sheet; some boys remember having a dream that made them feel nice.

Here's one way to answer: Some people feel like they've been born into the wrong body. This can happen to boys and gi...

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Some people feel like they've been born into the wrong body. This can happen to boys and girls. For example, some boys feel that they are actually a girl and don't feel comfortable having a boy's body. It's not known what makes some people feel that way, but they've usually felt like that since they were very young. Sometimes when boys feel like this they decide, when they are an adult, to have surgery to change their body so that they are a girl on the outside as well as on the inside.