Male Reproduction System
-Sperm is the male sex cell
-The penis is the external male sexual organ
-The testes are two small glands that produce sperm and hormones
Female Reproduction System
-Ovaries contain the ova, or eggs and produce hormones
-The uterus shelters and nourishes the fetus
-The vagina is a muscular passageway from the uterus to the outside of the body.
-Your endocrine system is responsible for the fast growth you experience during your teen years
-The endocrine system is a chemical communication system that controls many body functions
-The endocrine system is made up of glands located throughout the body
-During puberty, egg cells mature and are released by the ovaries in a process called ovulation
-Menstruation can be painful for women.
-Cycle usually lasts from 7 to 28 days
Pregnancy and Labor
-Pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks.
-Babies can be born a few weeks early or a few weeks late.
-If a woman drinks alcohol during pregnancy the baby can have birth defects.
-Chlamydia is an STD that can effect the reproductive organs, urethia, and anus.
-STDs can recur because the body does not build up an immunity to them.
-STDs are serious diseases that can cause sterility, blindness, deafness, insanity, and death.
-HIV/AIDS is a very serious STD
-HIV/AIDS has no cure.
HIV/AIDS can be deadly.
-Practicing abstinence guarantees you won't contract an STD.
-Everyone should practice abstinence until marriage.
-Good ways to practice abstinence are to participate in group activities.