sean smithson
period 8

Endocrine system, Male and female reproductive system, Menstruation, Pregnancy/labor, STD's, HIV, AIDS, and Abstinence.

endocrine system-
your endocrine system is responsible for the fast growth you experience during your teen years. it is made up of glands located throughout your body. the glands work by responding to signals from the brain or the pituitary gland.

during puberty egg cells mature and are released through ovulation. if an egg is not fertilized the uterus lining breaks down and is shed by the body through menstruation.

Pregnancy and labor
- a normal or full term pregnancy lasts 9 full months or 40 weeks

Male reproductive system-
contains the seminal vessicles, prostate gland, cowpers gland, urethra, penis, testes, scrotum, vas deferens, and epididymis. During puberty, the testes produce testosterone and sperm. Problems of the male reproductive system include injury to the testes, testicular cancer, hernias, and stds.

Female Reproductive system-
Made up of ovaries, fallopian tubes, a uterus, endometrium, cervix, and vagina
three functions of the female reproductive system is to store egg cells, create offspring, and give birth

each year, one -quarter of all new cases of sexually transmitted diseases appear in 15-19 year olds.
most stds are spread only through sexual contact. Common STDs include Chlamydia, Genital Herpes, Genital Warts, Trichomoniasis, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease.

hiv attacks t cells and replaces the genetic information of the t cells with its own genetic information.
hiv causes aids. hiv is spread through sexual contact with an infected person, sharing needles, from mother to child either before or after birth, contact with sperm, fluid from the vagina, blood and breast milk..

Abstinence is the choice to avoid sexual activity until you are married. The best way to avoid STDS, HIVS, and AIDS, is abstinence. Ways to practice abstinence include avoiding to be alone on a date, communicating your limits to your date, participating in group activities, and knowing how to respond to pressure.

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