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- Living a Brave Life
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How to give young people the tools they need to know they have a purpose.
- Vocabulary: Gonads
- Many people think that this is slang for testicles, but in fact, it is a medical term that described the part of the female and male anatomy that create and release sex cells. Gonads = Ovaries & Testicles.
- Vocabulary: Gamete
- Both male & female gonads create gametes. Male & female gametes are different. The male gamete, or sperm, and the female gamete, the egg or ovum, meet in the female's reproductive system. The male gamete’s nucleus contains X or Y chromosome. The female gamete’s nucleus contains an X chromosome.
During intercourse, millions of sperm will leave the penis and enter into the vagina. Some of those sperm will make the journey through the cervix and into the uterus with the hopes of making it to the fallopian tube that has an egg.
Explaining how this all happens is a little confusing to some young people. There is an assumption that if you are getting into the nitty-gritty like this you have already explained the internal reproductive anatomy.