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We’ve Come a Long Way.

Condoms – simple barriers used as contraception.  Originally made out of the insides of animals (mmmm, sexy).  They’ve come a long way though, and a recent article in the Guardian describes some of the changes that are currently going on – from rebranding to innovations in the actual way that they are constructed.   As a barrier form of contraception, they are also one of the few methods that protect against STIs.

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Where DO babies come from?

There are a lot of lively siblings running around the postnatal wards at the moment.  This got me thinking about how children learn about  reproduction.  I can’t really remember how I learnt about the origin of babies.  My father assures me it was through a series of conversations and educational material.   I’m not sure if this is true.

I asked friends and family how they learnt ‘where do babies come from’, or if they had had this conversation with young people.  Solicited on facebook it’s a pretty biased sample, but I think interesting nonetheless.  I’ll be doodling up some of their answers, starting with this one…