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Episode Guide

Teens Below the Belt

First Broadcast on Thursday 30th October, 9pm Channel 4

In the final episode of this series, the doctors were on a mission to tackle a national crisis. With British teenagers having the worst sexual health in Western Europe, STIs are an increasing problem. The doctors hit the streets of Manchester during freshers week to find out what a first taste of freedom is doing to a generation of young adults.

The doctors also brought back a number of patients to catch up on how their treatments were progressing, whilst Dr Christian reported back on the amazing response to our Am I Normal? guides.

bladder problem

Through the clinic doors first is 18-year-old Rhiona, who has a bladder problem that has left her baffled. Dr Dawn conducts a urine test and discovers traces of blood and protein in her wee, but not at levels that should cause the level of discomfort she’s experiencing. Dawn thinks the real problem might lie elsewhere…a condition called paruresis, or shy-bladder

Back on campus, Dr Pixie launches her Britain’s Got STIs campaign, raising awareness about the looming teenage sexual health crisis. Young people account for over half of all new sexually transmitted infections in the UK and Dr Dawn is hitting the streets to target the No. 1 STI today – chlamydia. Untreated it can lead to permanent damage to the body including infertility in men and women.

Medi+Vend Machine

Dr Dawn also demonstrates the new approaches being taken to tackle sexual and personal health, including a vending machine that provides free condoms and chlamydia test kits to those who can’t face entering the clinic.

18-year-old Onitha’s story demonstrates that being young doesn’t guarantee anyone an easy pregnancy. After a long and painful labour, followed by an emergency delivery, Onitha suffered a horrific tear down below. Dr Christian inspects the damage and recommends some reconstructive surgery to repair the wound.

Test

The final case of the day involves 19-year-old Lindsay, whose enlarged labia has knocked her confidence and caused pain and discomfort during sex. Following a consultation, Lindsay is referred for a labiaplasty to reduce the pain.

With another week of body battling drawing to a close, there is just time enough for Dr Christian to make a final effort to get British teens more aware of their sexual health risks. With some of Britain’s brightest minds on campus, will they be able to pass Christian’s condom challenge?

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The ETB team would like to thank:

Mojo Condoms
Durex
Pasante
Anxiety UK
Jo’s Trust
Dr Michael Brady, Kings College Hospital & Camberwell Sexual Health Centre
Mr Julian Shah – Consultant Urologist at University College Hospital
Dr Sunil Chopra
Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence
Dr Angelica Kavouni
Transform
Medi+Vend Condom Kiosk
Val Edward-Jones, Professor of Medical Microbiology, Manchester Metropolitan University
Lynda Hudson – Hypnotherapist

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I have a strange feeling inside my penis it is not a pain and comes and goes but is there for long periods my urine is normal the flow is normal and makes no difference to the feeling of like internal burning but not painful as such just annoying





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I have hair on my bum and around my bumhole I also have I have across my breast is this normal?





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I have quite a small lump of almost skin like thing inside my vagina it's at the top of my vagina and I'm still a virgin is that Normal?





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I'm on The Pill (Microgynon 30 to be exact) for acne but does this also mean I won't get pregnant if I don't use a condom??





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It is perefectly fine. You are a very sensitive person, & very lucky. You will enjoy sex up to a much later age then one who is not so sensitive & will lose feeling at that same later age. Just wait a few minutes, recover & start doing it again. You will last a lot longer. Who says you have to quit as soon as you ejaculate the first time.





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Hi. I have a problem. I'm 18 and me and my boyfriend have noticed that during foreplay I dry up quickly. It's started happening everytime we go have sex. He's fingered me, rubbed my clitoris even had oral sex, yet I still dry it. I usually don't have a problem and usually can orgasm (I know it's difficult for some women but not really for me) during this. What could be causing me to dry up very quickly? Any ideas?





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Hey I don't know what to do , but I am female and it looks like my clitoris is a penis it's really big and gets hard like a penis what do I do?





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I am not able to get a full erection.I'm 55. Never had erection problems. When erect I was 8 inches now only 6 inches and not as hard. I'm taking Prednisone, could this be the problem?





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I am a guy, when do sex urges calm down?





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I haven't had my period for 3 months, I have had sex but we used a condom. I have no signs of being pregnant and I took 2 pregnancy which came out negative. I have get headaches alot and short sharp pain in the lower part of my stomach.. I don't know what could be wrong with me. I also have bad acne and body hair if thats helps. PLEASE HELP!!!





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