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adolescence
the time of life, between childhood and adulthood
hormones
chemical substances, produced by glands, which help to regulate the way your body functions
puberty
the time when you start to develop certain physical characteristics of adults of your own gender
endocrine system
consists of glands throughout your body that regulate body functions
gland
a group of cells, or an organ, that produces a chemial substance
reproduction
process by which living organisms produce new individuals of their kind
reproductive system
consists of body organs and structures that make possible the production of offspring
sperm
the male reproductive cells
semen
the mixture of sperm and fluids produced by the male reproduction system
fertilization
the joining of a male sperm cell and a female egg cell to form a new human life
ovaries
the female reproductive glands
uterus
a pear-shaped female organ in which a developing child is nourished
menstruation
the flow of the uterine lining material from the body
gynecologist
a doctor who specializes in the female reproductive system