Flashcards in Chapter 2: Puberty Deck (11):
Period of time during which an individual becomes capable of sexual reproduction:
____ regulated by the ____ _____ lead to physical changes.
Hormones regulated by the endocrine system lead to physical changes.
a female's first menstrual period:
Psychological implications of menarche:
overall positive with ambivalence
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.
Cultural rituals of puberty
Most done for females.
A male's first ejaculation of seminal fluid:
Psychological implications of semenarche:
Mostly positive, pleasurable sensation. ambivalence? embarrassed and surprised.
Social implications of semearche:
Parents not going to talk about it. if they do, most likely mom will. societally, the association is with masturbation.
Pubertal change that stands out for guys:
Growing facial hair