A-Z of sex word meaning

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Ectopic Pregnancy

When the egg gets fertilised anywhere other than the womb, like the fallopian tubes. A pregnancy is not safe unless it is in the womb and an ectopic pregnancy usually has to be terminated.

Ejaculate

When a boy reaches climax his penis produces sperm, also known as 'coming'.

Embryo

The first name for an unborn baby in the very early stages of pregnancy, before it becomes known as a foetus.

Emergency Pill

Contraceptive pills that can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy. Also known as Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC).

Endometriosis

A disease affecting girls in which the tissue that normally lines the womb grows on other organs outside of it. It can cause pain and fertility problems.

Erection

When sexual arousal causes a man's penis to swell and become hard or erect.

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