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Title: Always Changing 5th Grade Puberty Education Program


1
Always Changing 5th Grade Puberty Education
Program
2
Class Overview
  • As you grow up, your body changes
  • Changes in how you look and feel
  • Timing is different for everyone from 9-14
    years old
  • Each girl grows at her own pace
  • Girls are usually 2 years ahead of boys

3
Class Guidelines
  • Dont be afraid to ask questions
  • Be respectful of your peers
  • No personal stories
  • Use appropriate medical terms

4
Class Agenda
  • Video
  • Puberty
  • Physical Changes
  • Emotional Changes
  • Menstruation/Cramps
  • Feminine Protection
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Healthy Bodies
  • Questions

5
Watch Video
6
Puberty Physical Changes
1 2 3
4 5
7
Puberty Physical Changes
  • Stage One (up to ages 8-12)
  • Childhood stage no visible signs of puberty
  • Stage Two (may begin at ages 8-14)
  • Height and weight increase rapidly
  • Breast buds
  • Pubic hair

8
Puberty Physical Changes
  • Stage Three (may begin at ages 9-15)
  • Height continues to increase
  • Breasts rounder and fuller
  • Pubic hair darker and thicker
  • Hips widen
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Menstruation for some girls

9
Puberty Physical Changes
  • Stage Four (may begin at ages 10-16)
  • Underarm hair
  • Nipple and areola more prominent
  • Pubic hair starts to form triangular patch
  • Menstruation for many girls
  • Stage Five (may begin at ages 12-19)
  • Breast development complete
  • Pubic hair forms thick triangular patch
  • Adult height probably reached
  • Menstruation occurs regularly

10
Puberty Emotional Changes
  • Feelings may change from day to day
  • Caused by hormones
  • Dont worry its all part of growing up!

11
Puberty Menstruation
  • Menstruation is part of the female reproductive
    process
  • Average 28-day cycle, but different for everyone
  • Your period is when you lose fluid at the end of
    the cycle

12
Puberty Female Reproductive System
13
Puberty Menstrual Cycle
14
Puberty Periods
  • Usually last 3-7 days
  • Might not be regular at first
  • Only lose about 7 teaspoons of blood
  • It doesnt hurt!

15
Puberty Periods
  • When Does My Period Start?
  • Usually between 10-16 years old
  • About 2 years after your breasts develop
  • Soon after you grow pubic hair
  • After you start to notice vaginal discharge

16
Puberty Calendar
  • Track your period on a calendar
  • Visit Beinggirl.com for an online Period
    Predictor

17
Puberty Cramps
  • What Are They?
  • Aches in the lower abdomen or along the inner
    thighs
  • What Can I Do?
  • Take a warm bath
  • Hold a heating pad on your lower stomach
  • Exercise
  • Check with an adult before taking medication

18
Puberty Feminine Protection
  • Pantiliners
  • Pads
  • Tampons

19
Puberty Feminine Protection
  • Pantiliners
  • Worn outside your body, in your underwear
  • Use
  • When period is light
  • As tampon backup
  • In between periods to absorb discharge and help
    keep you fresh every day

20
Puberty Feminine Protection
  • Pads
  • Worn outside your body, in your underwear
  • Many different kinds, depending on heaviness of
    period and body size
  • Wings provide extra protection
  • Change frequently to keep fresh and dry

21
Puberty Feminine Protection
  • How to Use a Pad

1. Pull off paper strip or wrapper.
2. Attach sticky part securely to center of
underwear.
3. For wings, peel off paper strips and wrap
around sides of underwear.
22
Puberty Feminine Protection
  • How to Get Rid of Pads
  • Fold it up
  • Wrap it in tissue or toilet paper
  • Put it in the trash (special cans in ladies
    room)
  • Dont flush pads down the toilet they clog it!
  • Wash your hands

23
Puberty Feminine Protection
  • Tampons
  • Worn inside your body in your vagina to absorb
    menstrual flow
  • Range of absorbencies
  • Good for swimming and gymnastics
  • Toxic Shock Syndrome
  • Safety information inside box

24
Personal Hygiene
  • Sweating
  • Body produces more sweat body odor
  • Bathe/shower daily with soap
  • Shampoo hair regularly, from root to tip
  • Control underarm odor and wetness with deodorant
    or antiperspirant
  • Change sweaty clothes

25
Personal Hygiene
  • Skin Care
  • Oil glands in your skin become more active
  • Oil and dead skin cells lead to acne
  • Cleanse skin twice a day
  • Dont worry acne is a normal part of puberty,
    and steps can be taken to reduce it

26
Healthy Bodies
  • Stay active exercise!
  • Eat nutritious foods
  • Regular bathing and dental care
  • Personal safety

27
Who to Talk To
  • Family member Your mom, dad, aunt, grandma, etc.
  • - Mother/daughter booklet
  • Teacher or school nurse
  • Doctor
  • Trusted adult

28
Questions
  • Write question on a notecard fold it and place
    it in the Question Box
  • Everyone must write something on the notecard
  • All questions are good

29
Most Common Questions From Beinggirl.com
  • What is the white stuff in my underwear?
  • What can I do about cramps?
  • How can I prevent leaks when my flow is
    irregular?
  • Why is my cycle irregular?
  • Why do I have cramps this bad?
  • What are the chunks of blood mixed in with my
    regular period?
  • Is it normal to have such a heavy flow?
  • Is it uncomfortable to insert a tampon?
  • Is it safe to use a scented tampon?
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