Jessica Biel: Women's Reproductive Health Shouldn't Be 'Taboo'

The actress talks about her partnership with WomanCare Global in creating a new online video series, 'If You Don't Tell Them, Then Who Will?,' to teach women about their bodies.
2:27 | 09/29/15

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If you don't tell them would will a new online sex education series from Jessica biel and the global nonprofit womancare global that uses humor to help educate girls just your mini-me. What advice did you give her. My main thing, look, you have time. You're 14 years old and J enjoy being, you know, 14. But also when she does have littlenities she still will listen to my advice. Your kids stop listening to you but knows I'm an expert in this one thing. Be on time. You know, be willing to risk like -- models go on set and you want to work. It's being part of the team. More than a thousand cover shoots over the course of your career. A think -- I stopped counting at a certainut I certainly have had my share of covers. And how did you decide which should go -- I mean obviously the moment that we all -- I remember because it was like an anthem for my generation, the George Michael video "Freedom 90." You were O incredible way to look at it. You recently became a mom. Your son Silas is five months old. What didn't you know about your own body when you were heading into that chapter. Everything. I obviously understood how it needed to happen to tart to have a baby. That, but the specifics of, well, what does my body need to go through? I knew nothing. The lack of knowledge dated all the way back to middle school. All the way. I mean, I remember my health class in middle school literally was the girls were separated, the boys were separated. And I think it was here's a tampon. Good luck kind of thing and you just walk away from that experience feeling kind of shameful and you feel kind of weird and like it was kind of gross and there were real-life consequences. Half of all pregnancies here in the United States are unplanned but when you hear stories like Jessica and our own personal stories of growing up and now my daughter is going through it, as well, what can we do about it. There's a lot of good information but want to bring it together. We know young women and men are getting information sometimes in the wrong places. Right. I can only imagine Justin hearing the phone conversations as you're so into all of this campaign and educating women. What does he think about it. Well, he he supports everything that I do and that's I think why he's a wonderful partner and we should just be able to talk and laugh and learn together. I told my daughter there's nothing you aren't experiencing that every woman in the world has experienced, so it's about this community and not feeling alone. Exactly. Having a discussion. Thank you both, such an important topic. I love what you're doing. Thank you. Thank you. And grand

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