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Health - Sex Ed


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Refers to whether a person is male or female, whether a person has a penis or vagina. also commonly used as an abbreviation to refer to sexual intercourse
refers to the total expression of who you are as a human being, your femaleness or your maleness. Everyone is a sexual being. an interplay between body image, gender, identity, gender roles, sexual orientation, relationships, etc. It includes attitudes, values, knowledge and behaviors. Families, culture, society, values and beliefs influence how people express it.
Biological Sexuality
Male and female aspects of sexuality
Behavioral expressions traditionally observed in males
Behavioral expressions traditionally observed in females
Male or female sex glands; testes produce sperm and ovaries produce eggs
Achievement of reproductive ability
Time of a female’s first menstrual cycle
Decline and eventual cessation of hormone production by the female reproductive system
Process of sperm production
Psychosocial sexuality
Masculine and feminine aspects of sexuality
General term reflecting a biological basis of sexuality; the male or the female gender
Gender Identity
Recognition of one’s gender; By age 18 months, typical children have both the language and the insight to correctly _________.
Gender Preference
Emotional and intellectual acceptance of one’s own gender; Is sometimes a less subtle form of the practices observed during the gender identity period; For example, parents curbing their son’s play activities that may seem feminine
Gender Adoption
Lengthy process of learning the behavior that is traditional for one’s gender; provides an opportunity to begin to assemble this equally valuable “picture” of what the other gender is like
Gender Identification
Achievement of a personally satisfying interpretation of one’s masculinity or femininity
The blending of both masculine and feminine qualities
Release two hormones: estrogen and progesterone; Also release mature egg (ovum) during menstruation
Fallopian Tubes
act as the ducts that carry an egg towards the uterus; fertilization usually occurs here
A muscular organ designed to nourish and carry a fertilized egg
The birth canal through which sperm enter and the menstrual fluid or baby will exit; opening is located between the urethra and the anus and is sometimes covered by a patch of skin called the hymen
Internal glands (2) found inside scrotum; Require a lower temperature than body core temp for sperm development; inside is network of chambers called seminiferous tubules where spermatogenesis (sperm production) takes place
Hormones and sperm production
Begins with the release of ICSH (interstitial cell-stimulating hormone) from the pituitary gland; ICSH tells testes to begin producing hormone testosterone; Around age 15, FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) allows seminiferous tubules to produce sperm capable of fertilization
a shell around the ova
pregancy is divided into ___________.
The first stage of labor
Lasts the longest in duration; The uterine contractions will thin the walls and dilate the opening of cervix; The amniotic sac breaks, releasing fluid; “water breaking”; Contractions become intensely painful; Cervix will dilate to 10 cm wide
The second stage of labor
The baby is “pushed” through the birth canal; Woman is encouraged to push using the abdominal muscles during each contraction“Crowning” occurs when baby’s head is visible through vagina;complete when baby is delivered
The Third stage of labor
After a baby is delivered, within 3o minutes the placenta will be expelled by uterine contractions as well; The placenta needs to be examined to make sure no tears, causing hemorrhaging, are present; After delivering the placenta, the uterus continues to contract to return to nonpregnant size

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