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Title:
The what's happening to my body? book for boys : a growing-up guide for parents and sons
Author:
Madaras, Lynda.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Newmarket Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
xxxii, 238 pages ; 21 cm
Summary:
Discusses the changes that take place in a boy's body during puberty, including information on the body's changing size and shape, the growth spurt, reproductive organs, pubic hair, beards, pimples, voice changes, wet dreams, and puberty in girls.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781557044433

9781557044471
Format :
Book

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Discusses the changes that take place in a boy's body during puberty, including information on the body's changing size and shape, the growth spurt, reproductive organs, pubic hair, beards, pimples, voice changes, wet dreams, and puberty in girls.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 4-8. In these new editions of her classic guides, Madaras has made significant changes to reflect the younger age at which children are now reaching puberty. She has cut out the chapters about sex, birth control, pregnancy, and STDs, although she includes a rich appendix of resources on these topics. Mostly, the books concentrate on the physical changes that occur during puberty, with new chapters designed to serve as "owners manuals": in Boys, there's new information about shaving and answers to questions about penis size; in Girls, there's an expanded "all about having periods" section. As in the previous editions, the tone is matter-of-fact and comforting, and Madaras has further simplified the sentence structure and word choices, in some cases perhaps too much; the section on sexual harassment, for example, is somewhat vague and slightly unfocused. Overall, however, these are excellent new editions that make fine resources even more accessible to a young audience. Sure to encourage dialogue between kids and parents. --Gillian Engberg


Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. xi
Forewordp. xiii
Introduction for Parents: Why I Wrote This Bookp. xv
Addendum to the Third Editionp. xxx
Chapter 1 Pubertyp. 1
Sexp. 4
The Male Sex Organsp. 7
Box: Circumcisionp. 9
The Female Sex Organsp. 11
Sexual Intercoursep. 13
Making Babiesp. 15
Sperm and Ejaculationp. 16
Ovum and Ovulationp. 19
Fertilization, Pregnancy, and Birthp. 19
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know...p. 21
Box: Twins, Siamese Twins, Triplets...p. 22
Reading This Bookp. 26
Chapter 2 Beginning Changes and the Stages of Pubertyp. 27
Starting Early, Starting Latep. 28
Developing Quickly, Developing Slowlyp. 29
First Changesp. 30
Measuring Testicle Sizep. 30
Public Hairp. 31
Box: Hanging Low, Keeping Coolp. 33
The Stages of Pubertyp. 35
Five Stages of Genital Growth and Developmentp. 36
Stage 1 Childhoodp. 36
Stage 2 Testicles and Scrotum Enlargep. 36
Stage 3 The Penis Grows Longerp. 38
Stage 4 The Penis Grows Widerp. 38
Stage 5 Adult Stagep. 39
Five Stages of Public Hair Growthp. 39
Stage 1 Childhoodp. 41
Stage 2 First Public Hairs Appearp. 41
Stage 3 Growth Continuesp. 41
Stage 4 Almost Adultp. 41
Stage 5 Adultp. 41
Feelings About Pubertyp. 42
Am I Normal?p. 44
Chapter 3 An Owner's Guide to the Sex Organs: What's Normal? What's Not?p. 47
Penis Sizep. 48
The Long and Short of Itp. 48
About Averagep. 49
Myths About Penis Sizep. 50
Box: Measuring Upp. 51
Box: Make your penis longer and thicker...p. 53
The Penis: Circumcised and Uncircumcisedp. 54
Box: Circumcision--Why?p. 56
The Uncircumcised Penisp. 57
Stages of Foreskin Retraction in Uncircumcised Malesp. 58
Box: Hanging Onto Your Foreskinp. 61
The Anatomy of the Foreskinp. 62
The Circumcised Penisp. 64
Other Variations in the Penisp. 66
Box: Care of Your Sex Organsp. 68
The Scrotump. 69
The Raphep. 69
"Empty" Scrotum: Absent, Undescended, and Retractile Testiclesp. 69
Chapter 4 The Puberty Growth Spurtp. 73
The Height Spurtp. 74
How Tall Will I Be?p. 75
Tall Tales and Short Storiesp. 76
Box: Pills That Make You Taller???p. 79
Feet Firstp. 80
The Weight Spurtp. 80
Box: Growing Pains and Scoliosisp. 81
Your Changing Shapep. 82
The Strength Spurtp. 84
Basic Body Typesp. 85
Box: Steroidsp. 87
Weight Trainingp. 87
Taking Care of Your Bodyp. 88
Eating Right and Exercisingp. 88
Box: What Counts As One Serving?p. 91
Exercisep. 92
Tobacco, Alcohol, and Other Drugsp. 93
Feeling Good About Your Bodyp. 94
Chapter 5 Pimples, Perspiration, Body Hair, Shaving, and Other Changesp. 97
Underarm and Body Hairp. 98
A Hairy Questionp. 98
Facial Hairp. 99
Shavingp. 100
Box: Does It Really Grow Back Thicker and Darker?p. 102
Razors and Shavers: A Buyer's Guidep. 102
Shaving Tips: Blade Razorsp. 103
Shaving Tips: Electric Shaversp. 104
Perspiration and Body Odorp. 105
Dealing with Perspiration and Body Odorp. 106
Deodorants and Antiperspirantsp. 107
Pimples and Acnep. 108
What Causes Acne?p. 108
Treatmentp. 111
Over-the-Counter Treatmentsp. 111
Box: Acne and Foodp. 112
Box: Special Skin Concerns for African-Americansp. 113
Medical Treatmentp. 114
Voice Changesp. 115
Breast Changesp. 117
Box: The Upside of Pubertyp. 118
Chapter 6 Changes In the Male Reproductive Organs: Erections, Sperm, and Ejaculationsp. 121
Erectionsp. 122
Box: Don't Take Our Word for It!p. 122
The Inside Storyp. 123
Is Mine Normal?p. 124
Getting Soft Againp. 127
The Male Reproductive Organsp. 127
Sperm Factories: The Testiclesp. 129
Box: There's Another Name for Itp. 130
Sperm Storage and Transportation: The Sperm Ductsp. 131
Box: Testosteronep. 131
Sperm Plus Prostate and Seminal Fluids Equals Semenp. 133
Tubes, Tubes, and More Tubesp. 133
Box: Gatorade for Spermp. 134
Ejaculationp. 135
Emissionp. 135
Expulsionp. 137
Pre-Ejaculatory Fluidp. 138
The First Ejaculationp. 138
The Male Reproductive Organs: Health Issuesp. 140
Cancer of the Testicles and TSEp. 140
Pain in the Testiclesp. 143
Box: Jockstraps and Other Athletic Supportersp. 144
Chapter 7 Spontaneous Erections, Orgasms, Masturbation, and Wet Dreamsp. 147
Spontaneous Erectionsp. 148
Box: Coping with Erectionsp. 149
Orgasmp. 150
The Male Sexual Responsep. 151
Masturbationp. 153
You Don't See Any Blind, Crazy Morons Around Here, Do Ya?p. 154
Sexual Fantasiesp. 157
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)p. 158
Wet Dreamsp. 161
Chapter 8 Girls and Pubertyp. 165
Similarities and Differencesp. 165
The First Changesp. 167
Breastsp. 167
Feelings About Developing Breastsp. 168
Brasp. 168
The Stages of Pubertyp. 169
The Growth Spurtp. 173
Changing Shapep. 173
Body Hair, Perspiration, Pimples, and Other Changesp. 173
The Sex Organsp. 174
Masturbationp. 174
The Hymenp. 175
The Vagina, Uterus, Ovaries, and Uterine Tubesp. 176
Ovulationp. 177
Menstruationp. 178
The Menstrual Cyclep. 181
Hormonesp. 183
Menstrual Crampsp. 184
Other Menstrual Changes and PMSp. 184
Chapter 9 Romantic and Sexual Feelingsp. 187
"Just Friends"p. 188
Crushesp. 190
Homosexual Feelingsp. 192
Datingp. 195
Falling in Lovep. 199
Making Decisions About How to Handle Your Romantic and Sexual Feelingsp. 200
Box: Birth Controlp. 204
Sexuality: Feeling Private/Feeling Guiltyp. 206
Box: AIDS and Other STDsp. 207
Feeling Privatep. 208
Feeling Guiltyp. 208
Sexual Crimesp. 212
Rapep. 212
Child Sexual Abusep. 213
A Few Final Wordsp. 216
Resource Sectionp. 223
A Note About the Internetp. 223
Birth Control, AIDS, and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)p. 224
Circumcisionp. 225
Counseling and Therapyp. 226
Eating Disorders: Anorexia, Bulimia, and Overeatingp. 227
Gay and Lesbian Youthp. 228
Resources for Parents and Teachersp. 229
Sexual Harassment and Abusep. 231
Indexp. 233

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