Your Endocrine System:
1.The endocrine system is made up of glands located throughout the body.
2. The endocrine secreted by the endocrine glands are called hormones.
3. There are many problems that may happen throughout the endocrine system.
Male Reproductive System:
1. During puberty, the testes produce testosterone and sperm.
2. Testicular cancer can occur in the male reproductive system.
3. Sperm is the male sex cell.
The Female Reproductive System:
1. One function is to give birth.
2. New life is formed through the process of fertilization.
3. In nine months, the fetus is ready to be born.
1. Days 1-8: The cycle begins.
2. Days 9-13: the hormones FSH and LH cause an egg to mature in one of the ovaries.
3. Day 14: Ovulation occurs, and the mature egg is released into one of the falopian tubes.
4. Days 15-28: The egg travels through the falopian tubes to the uterus. If the egg is not fertilized the cycle begins again.
Pregnancy and Labor:
1. Genes are units of heredity that determine which traits, or characteristics of offspring inherit from their parents.
2. Pregnancy is broken down into three trimesters or periods of three months and each is characterized by a different physical changes and symptoms.
3. Women who drink alcohol during pregnancy may develop fetal alcohol syndrome.
1. Each year, one-quarter of all new cases of Sexually Transmitted Diseases appear among 15-19 year olds. STD's can be bacterial or a virus.
2. Most STD's are spread only through sexual contact.
3. You cannot tell if someone has an STD by his or her appearance.
1. HIV is the virus that causes Aids.
2. AIDS is a deadly disease that interferes with body's natural ability to fight infection.
3. A blood test is the only way of knowing if a person is infected with the HIV virus.
1. Practicing abstinence is the only way to prevent from being infected with a disease.
2. Know how to respond in pressure situations.
3. Avoid being alone on a date.