Health is IMPORTANT
Male Reproductive System:
*The scrotum is a muscular sac that contains the testes.
*During puberty, the testes produce testosterone and sperm
*One problem with the male reproductive system is injuries to the testes.
*The endocrine system is made up of glands located throughout the body.
*Each hormone has a specific job!
*The pituitary gland is located at the midpoint of the skull, behind the eyes.
Female Reproductive System:
The three functions of the reproductive system is store the egg cells, create offspring, and to give birth.
During puberty, egg cells mature and are released by the ovaries in a process called ovulation.
Problems of the Female Reproductive system are infertility, ovarian cysts, and STDs.
- Ovulation is the release of one mature egg cell each month.
- If an egg is not fertilized, the uterus lining breaks down and is shed by the body through menstruation.
- The menstrual cycle lasts for 5 to 7 days, and happens about every 28 days.
Pregnancy and Labor
The amniotic Sac is a fluid filled sac that surround the embryo.
The umbilical cord is a rope-like structure that connects the embryo and the mother's placentas.
A normal or full term pregnancy lasts 9 full months or 40 weeks.
There are 3 stages of labor.
You cannot tell if someone has an STD by his or her appearance.
Chlamydia is a bacterial STD that may affect the reproductive organs, urethra, and anus.
Genital warts are growths or bumps in the genital area caused by certain types of the human pappillomavirus (HPV).
HIV and AIDs
HIV is spread from person to person through contact with sperm, fluid from the vagina, blood, and breast milk.
HIV is not spread by breathing the same air.
HIV is spread by sharing needles, and sexual with with an infected person.
Values are beliefs and standards of conduct that are important to a person.
A good listening skill is speak directly to the person.
Peer Pressure can be both negative and postive.