Am I Normal??

It is a question that everybody asks from time to time. Truth is there are so many types of normal that two people can be completely different, but still be normal

Whether you are talking about sexuality, desires, or genital shape and size, being normal is all about being comfortable with yourself

Confused? Well, not surprising. The uncertainty of knowing what’s normal or not normal can often be affected by the things we read and ideas we pick up from our friends and other people

The Information given on television, New papers, internet, and social media sites can sometimes be untrue

If you are curious or have questions, it’s best to get some advice from a reliable source. A reliable source is one you know you can trust like Nurse, a counselor, an elder, have the facts

Sexual health worker is also a reliable source because he/she has the facts at his fingertips. Anything discussed with a doctor or nurse is always confidential; that means any information shared between you and your health worker is protected and kept safe

So what are the normal changes that occur when you go through puberty? Puberty can start from about 9 or 10 through to 16 years old, with the average age about 12

This is a time when your body starts to produce hormones and undergo rapid changes in preparation for sexual maturity

Both boys and girls notice the appearance of pubic hair, underarm hair, and the genitals will develop in size and shape. As well as starting to look different, you will start to feel different

Everybody goes through these changes so know you are not alone!

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Frank Byaruhanga is a human rights activist with years of experience in community dialogues, digital communication, advocacy and digital campaigns. He specializes in Media Relation Work, Management and Training with sufficient knowledge in Governance, Accountability, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Youth-led research, Content developer, Creative Activism, Social Media Management and documentary photography.

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