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1

Period of time during which an individual becomes capable of sexual reproduction:

Puberty.

2

____ regulated by the ____ _____ lead to physical changes.

Hormones regulated by the endocrine system lead to physical changes.

3

a female's first menstrual period:

Menarche

4

Psychological implications of menarche:

overall positive with ambivalence

5

Social implications of menarche:

Long history of associating having your menarche with sexuality. Switching this with associating with a health and hygiene issue. Makes a big deal on preparations.

6

Cultural rituals of puberty

Most done for females.

7

A male's first ejaculation of seminal fluid:

Semenarche.

8

Psychological implications of semenarche:

Mostly positive, pleasurable sensation. ambivalence? embarrassed and surprised.

9

Social implications of semearche:

Parents not going to talk about it. if they do, most likely mom will. societally, the association is with masturbation.

10

Pubertal change that stands out for guys:

Growing facial hair

11

Pubertal change that stands out for girls:

Menarche.