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Health Information For Teens
Can masturbation affect menstruation? And will it also make it harder for a woman to get pregnant when the time comes to have kids? – Sofia*
No. Masturbation will not interfere with periods or getting pregnant.
You might hear all sorts of crazy stuff about
— that it can cause diseases, stunt your growth, cause mental problems, lead to blindness, or stop a person from having children. But those things aren’t true.
Masturbation is often considered a private topic and some people may feel embarrassed to talk about it. And when people are too embarrassed to talk or ask about something, they might hear and believe things that aren’t accurate.
If you have worries or questions about masturbation, talk to a doctor, nurse, health counselor, or someone in your family.
*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.
Find out what the experts have to say.
Both guys and girls often find themselves having sexual thoughts and attractions. For some, these feelings and thoughts can be intense â and even confusing.
Why do girls get periods? What goes on when a woman gets pregnant? What can go wrong with the female reproductive system? Find the answers to these questions and more in this article for teens.
Periods can be confusing. Get the facts in this article for teens.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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