Ch. 2 - Reproductive Anatomy & Physiology

Ch. 2 - Reproductive Anatomy & Physiology - Human...

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Human Reproductive Anatomy  and Physiology    Chapter 2
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Puberty Involves changes in the whole body and psyche Reproductive system matures and becomes capable  of reproduction Secondary sex characteristics appear Ends when: Mature sperm are formed in males Regular menstrual cycles begin in females Slide 2
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Puberty (continued) Celebrated in many cultures as a rite of passage into  adulthood Other cultures lack this ritual Has led to confusion for some adolescents in many  industrialized nations Slide 3
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The Male Hormonal changes begin between 10 and 16 years  of age Outward changes: Penis and testes increase in size Grows taller, more muscular Secondary sex characteristics Pubic and facial hair Deeper voice Slide 4
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The Female Slide 5 Development of breasts occurs first First menstrual period (menarche) occurs approximately  2 to 2.5 years later (around 11 to  15 years of age) Growth spurt ends earlier than the average male Hips broaden  Pubic and axillary hair appear
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Female Reproductive System Slide 6
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External Genitalia Collectively called the  vulva Includes: Mons pubis Labia majora Labia minora Fourchette Clitoris Vaginal vestibule Perineum Slide 7
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External Genitalia (continued) Mons pubis Pad of fatty tissue covered by coarse skin and pubic hair Protects symphysis pubis Labia majora Two folds of fatty tissue on each side of vaginal vestibule Many small glands in this area Slide 8
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External Genitalia (continued) Labia minora Two thin, soft folds of tissue Secretions from sebaceous glands Bactericidal Lubricate and protect the skin of the vulva Slide 9
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External Genitalia (continued) Fourchette Fold of tissue just below vagina
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2010 for the course PRACTICAL KSPN 124 taught by Professor Ljnelson during the Fall '10 term at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

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