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gaps in research, public awareness and access to services. Canadian Community Health Survey: This survey is conducted annually by Statistics Canada. The survey includes measures of many different determinants of health. Sexual health is one component of the survey and provides a limited snapshot of the sexual behaviors of Canadians. Chapter 8: Sexuality Across the Life-Course
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Infancy (0-2)- Toddler (2-3) - From Birth we are developing as sexual beings. - Male infants have erection capacity from birth (we can assume that humans do to). They most commonly occur during baths, changing diapers (any time when physical touch may happen). - During the Infancy stage, children form emotional attachments with caregivers. Physical touching in the form of hugging, caressing, snuggling and tickling may all contribute to strong attachment patterns for children. - The strange situation experiment by Mary Ainsworth is a way to test the quality of a child’s attachment. o In the video Lisa showed secure attachment patterns. - During infancy stage children are also seen to be touching their genitals and enjoy being naked. o Proper responses should be relatively neutral and convey the message that curiosity and exploration is a natural part of development. - Children begin to process gender roles and differentiate between males and females at around 2-3 years old. Children will either find take on the gender roles of a particular culture or feel at odds. Early Childhood (3-6) - Many kids develop gender constancy in which they begin to embody common gender roles. - Kids will continue bodily and or genital exploration. - The question where do babies come from? Will be asked and games such as playing doctor or playing house which involves showing bodies or touching will occur. Pre-Adolescence - The time between early childhood and the onset of puberty. - Many psychological and social developments occur during pre-adolescence. - The primary development is the learning and exploration about relationships and things that are socially acceptable/ unacceptable. - Youth will experiment will first dates, kissing, spin the bottle (masturbation and oral sex also) - Exploration among same-sex pees because social groups are organized this way. (boys play with boys etc.) - Many youths who are not cis will become aware of this at this age. Puberty - The onset of puberty marks the beginning of youths’ journey towards sexual maturation. - Hormones signal the body to begin the process. - The primary marker of puberty is the development of secondary sex characteristics for girls this begins at 10-11 years. The major signifier is menarche which occurs around 12- 13 years.
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- For boys, puberty usually begins between 11-12. Ejaculation is the major signifier of the onset of puberty (occurs around age 13). - Puberty for both sexes can last 5-6 year and could last up until the age of 20.  Males   Females  Increase in body  size  Enlarged breasts  Muscle mass  Changes in the appearance of  vulva  Libido  Pubic hair  Erections  Increased fatty tissue  (hips, buttocks, thighs, pubis)  Pubic hair  Body odor  Body and facial hair    Deepening of voice    Body odor   Puberty begins in the hypothalamus (also responsible for body temperature). It begins when the hypothalamus releases team kis-peptin into the brain. The kis-peptin triggers the release of
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other hormones throughout the body. This stimulates the sex organs to mature. Ovulation in
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