What have i learned in heath?

Edited by Mia c.
Period 8

Endocrine System

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

Male Reproductive System

  • During puberty, the testes produce testosterone and sperm.
  • A problem with the reproductive system is contracting an STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease)
  • Semen is created with sperm mix, and secretions from the seminal vesicles, the prostate gland, and the Cowper's gland.

Female Reproductive system

  • One functions of the female reproductive system is to store eggs cells.
  • The embryo becomes a fetus in about eight weeks.
  • Some problems with the female reproductive system are infertility and ovarian cysts.


  • If an egg isn't fertilized, the uterus lining breaks down and is shed by the body through menstruation.
  • Menstruation lasts from 5 to 7 days and happens about every 28 days.
  • During puberty, egg cells mature and are released by ovaries in a process called ovulation.

Pregnancy and labor

  • A normal pregnancy lasts 9 full months or 40 weeks.
  • A Cesarean birth is when a surgical incision is made through the abdominal wall and the uterus. The baby is lifted out through the incision.
  • A pregnancy is broken down into Trimesters or periods of three months.


  • Chlamydia is a bacterial STD that may affect the reproductive organs, urethra, and anus.
  • STD's can cause birth defects.
  • STD's can cause sterility, blindness, deafness, insanity, and death.

HIV/AIDS and abstinence

  • To prevent HIV/AIDS, avoid drugs and avoid sharing needles.
  • There is currently no cure for HIV/AIDS.
  • HIV is not spread by donating blood or hugging and shaking hands.

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