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.


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


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).


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.


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

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