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This site is designed to support and expand the Hillendale Health Curriculum.


Learning about how your body grows and develops and how to take care of your body is an important part of Hillendale Health class. Our growth and development unit focuses on the changes that occur during adolescence and puberty.

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Rectum
The end of the large intestine which connects to the anus. The solid waste is stored here before it exits the body through the anus.
Scrotum
The outside sac of loose skin under the penis that holds the testicles.
Semen
A milky white fluid made by the seminal vesicles and prostate gland. This fluid mixes with the sperm cells during an ejaculation. About a teaspoon of semen comes out of the penis during an ejaculation.
Seminal vesicle
One of two glands located behind the male bladder, which secrete a fluid that forms part of semen.
Sexual Intercourse
The erect penis of the male entering the vagina of the female.
Sperm
The tiny, tiny, tiny microscopic cells produced by a male that contains the genes from the father. A sperm cell from the father must join with an egg cell from the mother for a baby to be created.
Testicles
The main male reproductive glands in which sperm are produced. The testicles also produce the main male hormone testosterone.
Testosterone
A male sex hormone, which causes a boy's body to develop into a mans. Testosterone is responsible for more muscle mass, deeper voice, facial hair.
Umbilical cord
A cord attaching the unborn child to the mother. This cord comes from the placenta inside of the uterus and attaches to the baby's abdomen. The umbilical cord is the lifeline between mom and baby.
Uterus
A muscular organ about the size and shape of an upside-down pear, located inside the body between a female's hips. Also called the womb. This is where the baby grows before it is born.
Vagina
The tube-shaped passageway that leads from the uterus to the outside of the body.
Vas deferens
A thin tube that transports sperm from the epididymis (the storage chamber attached to the back of each testicle) to the urethra.
Vulva
The entire outside genital area of a female.
Womb
Another name for the uterus. The place where the baby grows and develops inside of the mother.
 

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