sexual psychology chapter 4
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A highly sensitive structure of the female external genitals, the only function of which is sexual pleasure
The Bartholins glands used to be thought of as producing lubrication in the vagina; enhances the possibility of con-ception by helping to alkalinize the normally acidic vaginal chemical balance
Surgical removal of the uterus; it does not affect the sensitivity of the clitorus
factors influencing the onset of menarche
The initial onset of menstrual periods in a young woman; The timing of menarche appears to be related to heredity, general health, and altitude
Decisions about hormone therapy (HT)
The use of supplemental hor-mones during and after meno-pause or following surgical removal of the ovaries
mammary glands produce milk(fatty tissue determines size), areola is darker area, nipple has 12 to 15 openings for milk
the hypothalemus releases GnRH to the pituitary, the pituitary then releases FSH to affect the ovary, The FSH then affects estrogen to be released in the endometrium, then LH(from the pituitary) triggers the ovulation
flow lasts from 2 to 6 days, volume varies (6 to 8 ounces), duration varies (24 to 42 days)
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