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REILLY DEVER

Endocrine System

The endocrine system is responsible for your fast growth during your teen years. The endocrine system is made up of glands through your body. To take care of your endocrine system you must get regular physical activity, get enough rest and sleep, learn to manage your amount of stress, and practice good nutrition.

The Male Reproductive System

The male reproductive system has to small glands the produce sperm and hormones witch is called the testes. Seminal Vessicles, Prostate Gland, and Cowpers Glands witch secrete fluids to help and protect the sperm. The epididymis is located behind each testicle, a network of tubes in witch the sperm mature and are stored temporarily.

The Female Reproductive System

The female reproductive has many parts.One part of the female reproductive system is the ovaries. The ovaries contain the ova, or eggs. The female reproductive is designed to carry out several functions. A new life id formed through to process of fertilization.

Menstruation

During puberty, egg cells mature and are released by the ovaries in a process called ovulation. Ovulation the released of one mature egg each month. Menstruation usually lasts from 5 to 7 days and happens about every 28 days. This process is called the menstrual cycle.

Pregnancy and Labor.

Women who drink alcohol during pregnancy may develop fetal alcohol syndrome. Labor is process by which contractions gradually push the baby out of the uterus and into the vagina to be born. Afterbirth is a detached placenta.

STD's

Most STD's are spread through sexual contact. You would not be-able to tell if someone has an STD by his or her appearance. Most STD's have either very mild symptoms. Many STD's can be treated and cured, but early diagnosis is important. Each year one-quarter of all new cases of sexual transmitted diseas "std's" appear among 15- to 19 year old

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HIV/AIDS

One symptom that signals the onset of aids is the presence of opportunities infection. Aids are a deadly disease that interferes with the body's natural ability to fight infection. A person can be a carrier of HIV for ten years or more before starting to show symptoms of AIDS. A carrier is a person who appears healthy, but is infected with HIV and can pass it on to others.

Abstinence

The fact or practice of restraining oneself from indulging in something, typically alcohol. Abstinence is not having sex. A person who decides to practice abstinence has decided not to have sex. If two people don't have sex, then sperm can't fertilize an egg and there's no possibility of a pregnancy. Some forms of birth control depend on barriers that prevent the sperm from reaching the egg (such as condoms or diaphragms).

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