Girls who become pregnant before the age of 15 are more likely to experience:
high blood pressure and spontaneous abortion.
A study of Australian students found that teens who reached puberty later had ______ times the rate of self-harm as did other students.
The term menarche refers to:
a girl's first menstrual period.
The period when children's bodies become adultlike is called:
Which of the following is listed in your text as one of the general elements that lead to disordered eating?
The rate of teen birth in the United States:
is the highest of any developed nation.
For boys, the first ejaculation generally occurs:
following growth of the testes and penis.
When Patty looks in the mirror, she sees an overweight girl. She is 5 feet tall and weighs 87 pounds. She does aerobics for at least two hours daily and eats very little. Patty most likely suffers from:
What effect does malnutrition have on puberty?
it tends to delay the onset
Young people who are sexually exploited:
tend to devalue themselves throughout life.
Josephina is obsessed with her weight, yet she will eat a whole package of Oreos in one sitting. Afterwards she will go into the bathroom and make herself vomit. Josephina is of normal weight, but she constantly has heartburn. Josephina most likely suffers from:
In the twenty-first century, early puberty positively correlates with which of the following?
aggression and antisocial behavior in boys
family conflict & stress
may cause the early onset of puberty
For boys, the event that most closely parallels menarche is the
The gland(s) producing hormones that regulate growth and also directly activate the adrenal glands is (are) the:
Ellie is 10 years old and well into puberty. She will probably experience:
teasing & name calling from her classmates
The biological events that begin puberty involve a hormonal signal from the
The number of U.S. eleventh-grade students who reported having intercourse ______ during the last decade of the twentieth century.
declined for both boys & girls
Adolescent acne is usually brought on by:
increased activity of oil & sweat glands
Which of the following statements best summarizes the relationship between hormones and emotions?
The relationship is reciprocal—that means that sometimes hormones trigger emotions, but emotions can trigger the release of hormones as well.
Roger is typically an easygoing adolescent but every once in awhile he suddenly becomes moody and lashes out at his younger sister. Which of the following pubertal processes would most likely contribute to this behavior?
a sudden increase in testoreone lvls
Which of the following statements regarding the relationship between body fat and the onset of puberty is correct?
There is a positive correlation between obesity and early onset of puberty.
During puberty, testosterone increases:
in both males & females
In males, the onset of puberty brings:
dramatic increases in testosterone and slight increases in estrogen.
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