Puberty - Puberty Female Maturational Changes Male...

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Unformatted text preview: Puberty Female Maturational Changes Male Maturational Changes Puberty Puberty : Period during which the sexual organs mature. Childrens bodies begin producing hormones at an adult level. Androgens : Male hormones. Estrogens : Female hormones Puberty Menarche: Onset of menstruation in girls. Most obvious indication that she is in puberty. This is not an indication that any other part of her is growing. Spermarche : Boys first ejaculation. Nocturnal Emission : Spontaneous ejaculation following excitation during sleep. Dream does not have to be erotic. Puberty: Onset British boy Alfie fathers child at young age: Puberty: Onset Primary Sex Characteristics: Growth directly related to reproduction. Gonad growth. Secondary Sex Characteristics: Visible signs of sexual maturity that do not directly involve the sex organs. Males: Deep voice, body hair, facial hair. Females: Breast growth, body hair. Puberty: Onset Higher hormone levels are associated with anger , depression and anxiety . Physical Changes of Puberty: Puberty proceeds through five stages from childhood to full maturity (P1 to P5). Secondary sex characteristics appear at a mean age of 10.5 years in girls and 11.5 to 12 years in boys. Puberty: Onset Precocious: Prior to 8 years of age in girls....
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course PSYCH 2306 taught by Professor Michaelrose during the Spring '11 term at Collins.

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