Jessica Biel welcomed baby Silas in April this year, but the star has revealed she knew shockingly little about how her own body worked.
The 33-year-old and her husband Justin Timberlake started trying to conceive two years ago, but apart from coming off the contraceptive pill, Jessica has openly admitted that she was unsure about what was supposed to happen next.
Speaking to Glamour magazine, the star revealed she thought “Now what happens?”
“I’ve been on the pill for so long, how hard will it be to get pregnant?”
“Suddenly I realised I didn’t know what was going on in my own body,” the mum-of-one shared.
In light of her experiences, Jessica teamed up with WomanCare Global founder Saundra Pelletier, to produce a series of videos to teach young girls about contraception, menstruation and other topics that aren’t often openly discussed.
According to Pelletier, over half of all pregnancies in the US are unplanned, with only 22 of the US states requiring public schools to teach children about sex education, something that she and Jessica are hoping to change through education and awareness.
“We want girls to know what their body is going through,” Jessica said. “So they don’t feel scared or ashamed or gross.”
To do this, the pair will “share stories, fears and insecurities. The tone is informative but also goofy, smart and witty.”
The video series will be released on the WomanCare Global website on September 28.
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