8th Grade Health
Period 8
Clayton Crosse/Anthony Oldrati


-Remains one of the worlds most significant public health challenge-At the end of 2012, close to 10 million people were receiving ART in low and middle income countries-In 2011 56% of pregnant women living with HIV received the most effective drug regiments to prevent mother to child transition of the virus

Endocrine System

-Made of eight major glands

-Sends signals throughout the body

-The most common endocrine disease in the United States is diabetes

Male Reproductive System

-Collection of organs that work together for the purpose of producing a new life

-The major organs of the reproductive system include the external genitalia and internal organs, including gonads that produce gamete

-The two major parts of the reproductive system are the testes and the penis

Female Reproductive System

-The two major parts of the reproductive system are the vagina and uterus

-Fertilization usually occurs in the oviducts, it can also happen in the uterus itself

-When the fetus is mature enough to survive outside of the womb, the cervix dilates and contractions of the uterus propel it through the birth canal


-Day 1 of your menstrual cycle is the first day of bleeding

-Some women who live together or spend a great deal of time together discover their cycles become in sync.

-The colour of blood loss can vary from dark brown to bright red, depending on how old the blood is and how oxygen has affected it

Pregnancy and Labor

-3 in 10 teen American girls will get pregnant at least once before age 20. That's nearly 750,000 teen pregnancies every year.

-Teens had fewer babies in 2010 than in any year since the mid 1940's

-Almost 50 percent of teens have never considered how a pregnancy would affect their lives


-STD stands for sexually transmitted disease

-New estimates show that there are about 20 million new infections in the United States each year

-1 in 4 teens contracts an STD every year


-Avoid being alone on a date

-Communicate your limits to a date

-Participate in group activities

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