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Flashcards in Adolescence Deck (10):
1

What age does puberty trigger growth spurts

11-12 in girls
13-15 in boys

2

Puberty is triggered by what

Hormones

3

3 primary male characteristics

(1) penis
(2) testes
(3) scrotum

4

5 secondary male characteristics

(1) pubic hair
(2) sperm
(3) armpit hair
(4) facial hair
(5) voice breaks

5

3 female primary characteristics

(1) vagina
(2) uterus
(3) clitoris

6

5 secondary female characteristics

(1) pubic hair
(2) breasts develop
(3) ovulation begins
(4) leg/armpit hair
(5) pelvis widens

7

By what age are virtually all female and males fully grown and sexually developed

17-18

8

What controls and stimulates the release of hormones

The hypothalamus and pituitary gland

9

3 abstract thinking skills

(1) thinking hypothetically
(2) planning ahead
(3) seeing things from others point of view

10

What is puberty

The period when secondary sexual characteristics develop and individuals become capable of sexual reproduction.