What have i learned in heath?
Edited by Mia c.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.