kelly By Honey Gillard

YOUNG star Kelly Osbourne stands adamantly in her role as an ambassador for World Contraception Day this week, encouraging young girls to practice safe-sex and get regular checks for sexually-transmitted diseases; asserting that she gets checked every 3 months.

The 23-year-old star believes that it is important to have regular check-ups to ensure one stays healthy, revealing to ‘News! Magazine’: “I go three, maybe four times a year to get tested (for sexually transmitted infections)”

Although Osbourne does admit to having drunken unprotected sex in the past, she claims that she’s safer and smarter these days.

“Most of the time I don’t even need to. I just go for peace of mind.” She added.

Growing up as the daughter of rocker Ozzy Osbourne, Kelly was confronted with the sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll at an early age. Kelly remembers seeing her first condom at the tender age of seven when they were given out free at her father’s concerts.

She recalls: ‘I was on tour with my dad and at every single one of his shows, they hand out condoms.”

“I was about seven or eight and I picked up a packet and was like, “Mum, what’s this? She had to explain to me what they were. It was something my parents had never been shy about.” She adds. “They always told us what they think and that we should protect ourselves.”

However, Kelly’s mother – former X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne – doesn’t agree with her daughter being on the Pill, as she believes that it greatly increases the risk of cancer – though she thinks the same of microwaves.

“Mum did have a problem with me going on the Pill. She doesn’t like that I’m on it.” Kelly commented. “Because of her history of colon cancer she’s absolutely convinced it causes the disease. I don’t have a microwave in my house for the same reason.”

Osbourne, who is currently dating model Luke Worrall, has commented that she likes to keep her sex-life behind closed doors, but contraception is a different matter; it’s important to be safe.

“I’m not the kind of person who talks about my sex life, but I am not afraid to talk about contraception”. Kelly remarks.

Kelly concluded, urging girls to be safe saying: “We need to protect ourselves against infection and unwanted pregnancy. Girls – speak to your doctor, take the pill and use condoms.”

‘World Contraceptive Day’ was marked last week (Sept 26). The now 2-year-old campaign is aimed at raising awareness of contraception, in the hope of improving reproductive and sexual health education and reducing the high levels of unplanned pregnancy around the world.

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