By: Laney McCollum
YES; blood, vaginal fluids, serum, and breast milk.
NO; insect bites, saliva, coughing, or handshaking
Your endocrine system is responsible for the fast growth you experience during teen years.
The endocrine system is made up of glands located throughout the body.
The endocrine glands work by responding to signals from the brain or from the pituitary gland.
MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
During puberty, the testes produce testosterone and sperm.
Unlike other body systems, the reproductive system is different for males and females.
The problems of the male reproductive system are injuries to the testes, testicular cancer, hernias, and sexually transmitted diseases(STDs).
FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
Once fertilized, the egg travels from the fallopian tube to the uterus where it attaches to the wall of the uterus and begins to grow.
During puberty, egg cells mature and are released by the ovaries in a process called ovulation.
If an egg is not fertilized, the uterus lining breaks down and is shed by the body through menstruation.
PREGNANCY AND LABOR
All medications and supplements must be approved for use during pregnancy by a health care professional.
Many women choose to avoid caffeine during pregnancy.
Environmental factors=things in the mothers environment (Ex: polluted air) or things the mother does while pregnant.(Ex:smoking, drinking, poor nutrition,etc).
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES(STDs)
Each year, one-quarter of all new cases of sexually transmitted diseases appear among 15-19 year olds; STDs can be bacterial(cured), or virus (no cure).
Genital warts are growths or bumps in the genital area caused by certain types of the human papillomavirus (HPV).
During the advanced stage, syphilis can cause mental disorders, blindnessn heart problems, paralysis, and even DEATH.
A person can be a carrier of HIV for 10 years or more before starting to show symptoms of AIDS.
Drugs that slow down the progress of HIV infection are costly and have serious side effects.
A blood test is the only way of knowing if a person is infected with the HIV virus.
Learning the facts about STD s can help you make a commitment to practice abstinence
One way of practicing abstinence is to know how to respond to pressure.
The best way to avoid getting an STD is to abstain from sexual activity.
Above is an image of a purity ring also known as a chastity ring; this ring symbolizes that "true love" can wait until marraige.