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Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Your Changing Body
This is the introduction to the Human Biology unit on Your Changing Body.
2. Growth, Development, and Puberty
This chapter compares growth and development. It also addresses puberty and the main changes that occur during it.
3. Growth of the Body
This chapter discusses the growth in height, weight and muscle size that occurs during puberty. It also addresses health concerns that can be linked with puberty.
4. Sexual Maturation
This chapter discusses the sexual maturation that occurs during puberty among both boys and girls. It also addresses factors, such as environment, that can affect puberty.
5. Hormones and Puberty
This chapter discusses hormones and their role in development during puberty.
6. The Menstrual Cycle
This chapter is about the menstrual cycle and issues relating to it, such as: ovarian and hormonal cycles, and menstrual discomfort.
7. Gender Identity and Body Image
This chapter focuses on gender identity and roles, and how puberty exaggerates these differences between males and females. The chapter also addresses the fear of being different that often accompanies puberty.
8. Harmful Ways of Changing Yourself
This chapter focuses on unhealthy ways people try to change their physical appearance. These include: anorexia, bulimia, and steroid use.
9. Feeling Good about Yourself
This chapter focuses on how to stay healthy both physically and mentally, including a balanced diet, exercise and good self-esteem.
10. Your Changing Body Glossary
This is the glossary for the Human Biology unit on Your Changing Body.
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