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close this bookHuman Growth and Development (FAO)
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View the documentActivity no. 2 - The human reproductive cycle
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Basic concepts

· All living things reproduce.

· Pregnancy and childbirth are natural events in human life. It is important to understand the human reproductive process.

· Human development is a continuous process, from infancy to adulthood.

· Physical maturation occurs before emotional maturity.

· Individual and cultural values influence sexual behaviour.

· Teenage pregnancy is dangerous for both mother and child.

· Ignorance is not bliss. There are many harmful consequences of ignorance about sex, including too early pregnancy, too many children, STDs and AIDS.