Despite being trafficked to brothels and forced marriages, these rescued survivors have little understanding of reproductive health care. Blue Dragon held two workshops for 10 girls aged between 14 and 20 to answer their questions such as why they get pimples when they have their periods, and why contraceptives prevent pregnancies. Most importantly, they learned that they can say ‘No’ to sex – a freedom denied to them when they were in China. Giving girls the right knowledge so they know what their rights are can be an incredibly empowering. However, we are all responsible for creating the environment to enable them to exercise their rights.
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