Journal 4 - Journal 4 The changes involved in adolescent...

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Journal 4 The changes involved in adolescent girls becoming women are, for the most part, a mystery to the male population. Pop culture hardly ever discusses the details of puberty because it is mostly taboo. Sex education classes rarely go into any detail about the emotional aspect of puberty, which means the curriculum is almost purely biological. Young boys can’t sit still and attentive listening to information about their own development, much less some complicated story about the menstruation cycle and the female hormonal system. Thus, most males remain uneducated about the female reproductive system and the emotions that accompany females into womanhood. As is common in our culture, when men don’t know much about a subject, and can’t form scientific opinion about the matter, the topic become considered taboo. Commercials for tampons and premenstrual medication are few and far between compared to those related to erectile dysfunction. In fact as I watched TV yesterday, I didn’t come across a single advertisement for anything related to the menstrual cycle,
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course PSYCH 324 taught by Professor Hamann during the Fall '07 term at Washington State University .

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