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Changes during Puberty Both Breasts grow More body fat Menstrual periods Release eggs Boys Penis and testicles grow Stronger muscles Voice changes Breasts may grow Make sperm Grow taller Body odor Acne (pimples) More body hair Mood swings More aware of what other people think Crushes or attraction to others Girls
Objective #2: Timing of Puberty, Tanner Staging and Growth Charts
Timing of Puberty Boys Testicles start to grow 10-13yrs Body hair starts to grow 10-15yrs Penis starts to grow 11-13yrs Growth spurt 14yrs Breasts start to grow 8-13yrs Body hair starts to grow 8-14yrs First menstrual period 10-16yrs Growth spurt 12yrs Girls
Convince yourself you are not embarrassed. Practice in a mirror. Practice with other students. Know the topic well. Explain why you are asking: health reasons vs curiosity. Use technical or medical terms. Use visual aids.
What a face! Find a partner, have 1 person face the powerpoint, and 1 sit with their back to it. Practice saying the “easy” list and the “hard” list in front of your partner. Have your partner write down what happens to your face, body language and voice when you say the “easy” list versus the “embarrassing” list. Switch
Easy: If a person gets a cut on the knee, they can use a bandage for the blood. During middle school some boys start to play sports. It is normal for teenagers to have best friends. After eating a big meal a lot of people get full. Hard: When a girl gets her period, she can use a pad or a tampon for the blood. During puberty some boys may grow breasts. It is normal for teenagers to have fantasies or sexual dreams about someone. After eating certain foods a lot of people get gas that may smell bad.
You’re the Doctor! Real world scenarios doctors deal with around puberty and body image…
For Your Consideration: Write an email to an advertising company letting them know how you would change the images they portray on TV/in a magazine/on a billboard, etc.