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Title: Always Changing 5th Grade Puberty Education Program

Always Changing 5th Grade Puberty Education
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

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

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

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Puberty Physical Changes
1 2 3
4 5
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Puberty Calendar
  • Track your period on a calendar
  • Visit for an online Period

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

Puberty Feminine Protection
  • Pantiliners
  • Pads
  • Tampons

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

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

Puberty Feminine Protection
  • How to Use a Pad

1. Pull off paper strip or wrapper.
2. Attach sticky part securely to center of
3. For wings, peel off paper strips and wrap
around sides of underwear.
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
  • Dont flush pads down the toilet they clog it!
  • Wash your hands

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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

Most Common Questions From
  • What is the white stuff in my underwear?
  • What can I do about cramps?
  • How can I prevent leaks when my flow is
  • 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?