Thalassaemia and sexuality

I remember the frustrations around puberty and coming of age, when I was in high school. We were turning from kids to teenagers. The boys would start growing facial hair and their voices would deepen. The girls would begin developing breasts, menstruating, and shaving their armpits and legs. And everyone was a mess of their raging hormones.

We, guys, were obsessing over who would be next to start growing facial hair. We’d talk about how much each girl’s breasts had grown. We were turning from asexual children to sexual beings.

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