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Lifespan: Ch 9

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Puberty
Process of sexual maturation, when completed boys and girls are fertile.
Process beginning
When the PITUITARY GLAND is stimulated by the maturing HYPOTHALAMUS to produce hormones. Stimulating other endocrine glands to produce hormones
Glands in males
Testes
Glands in females
Ovaries
Masculinizing hormones
androgens= testogerone
Feminizing hormones
estrogen
Primary sexual characteristics
directly involved in sex, genitalia
Secondary sexual characteristics
breasts, males deep voices
Menarche
girls first menstruation
Spermarche
Boys first ejaculation
Timing of puberty?
GENETIC FACTORS

environmental factors

higher fat=sooner to start
correlate with mothers
average age 13

sooner in families with high conflict/stress