As women, we grow up having to learn a lot about our bodies from a young age. As soon as we hit the teenage years it becomes apparent that we don't get an easy ride of things and have to deal with periods, cramps, and feeling comfortable within our own body as all this is happening.
A lack of formal intimate health education during puberty means that when symptoms of vaginal conditions appear, it can cause worry and many teenage girls have to figure it out for themselves what happens to them.
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When I was younger, my mum always made sure that we were open about everything that was happening in our bodies. Talking about everything from intimate health and thrush symptoms to sex. It meant that when something happened, I knew how to deal with it straight away.
Canesten believe that if you feel more comfortable with your own body you are more likely to reach your full potential. This is why Canesten wants to empower women to feel more comfortable and discuss intimate health with their children to help them become confident and educated individuals when it comes to intimate health.
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As women, we should be comfortable talking about our intimate health and be able to self-diagnose and self-treat knowledgeably and with confidence, and pass this on to our children so that they are confident in their own bodies too.
Going forward, I think it is imperative that we talk to our children about every aspect of intimate health to make sure that they are ready for anything that happens in their lives. Isn't that what we all want, our children to grow up knowing everything about their bodies?
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