Child Development – Ch4 BSSHS
hormones
chemicals in body that produce physical changes during the sexual maturation process
peer pressure
the influence of other teens or peers
sexuality
refers to a person’s view of himself or herself as being male or female- the regard one has for the responsibility of understyanding the other sex as well as himself/herself
STD
an illness spread from one person to another by sexual contact
abstinence
to avoid sexual activity
contraception
devices that aid in the prevention of pregnancy
closed adoption
this type of adoption does not allow the birth parents to know the names of the adoptive parents
open adoption
this type of adoption allows the birth parents to know and possibly meet the adoptive parents
miscarriage
difficulties durring the pregnancy that cause a spontaneous abortion or termination
consequence
the results that come from a decision or choice that was made- can be either positive or negative
paternity
legal identification of a male as the father of a child
sexual activity
having sex
values to help make descisions (about whether to become sexually active)
trust
self respect
respect for others
commitment
loyalty
guaranteed way to prevent STDs
abstinence
Consequence of sexual activity
STDs
pregnancy
4 problems/consiquences when teenager is pregnant
1. health risks
2. education
3. financial problems
4. emotional & social stress
***NEED TO KNOW***
Descision-making process (6)
1. recognize problem
2. gather and evaluate information about problem
3. consider alternatives and their consiquences
4. choose best alternative
5. plan a course of action and act
6. evaluate the activion and how you chose it.
refusal skills
different ways to say no
pregnant teen can seek support from
-family
-friends
-counselor
-teachers
3 reasons to abstain from sexual activity
stds
values
pregnancy
chlamydia
CURABLE


pain, fever, nausea


sterility (no children)
genital herpes
NO cure


sores, pain, fever


brain damage, infant=death
genital warts
NO cure


small growths, discomfort


cancerous
hepatitis B
NO cure


flu-like


liver disease/cancer
gonorrhea
NO cure


burning, itching, discharge


serility (no kids)
infants- eye damage
syphilis
CURABLE
– antibiotics


sores, fever, rashes, hair loss


insanity/death
HIV/AIDS
NO cure
– medication slow down


allows illness, death
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