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Overview of the Male Anatomy
The male reproductive anatomy includes the bladder, epididymis, penis, scrotum, and prostate gland.
Care of the Uncircumcised Penis in Teens
In an uncircumcised boy, the foreskin will begin to separate from the glans, or the tip of the penis. This happens naturally while the male is an infant. This is called foreskin retraction.
Cognitive Development
During adolescence, the developing teenager acquires the ability to think systematically about all logical relationships within a problem.
Relationship Development
Adolescent attention often shifts to a more intense focus on social interactions and friendships expanding from same sex friends to same sex groups of friends to heterosexual groups of friends.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Women suffer more frequent and severe symptoms from STDs. Some STDs can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, which can lead to both infertility and ectopic pregnancy.
HIV and AIDS
AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus, which kills or impairs cells of the immune system and progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers.
Safer Sex Guidelines for Adolescents
The only safe sex is no sex, most health care providers say. But certain precautions and safe behaviors can minimize a person's risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease.
Physical Exam: Adolescent Male
Detailed information on what males can expect during a physical examination
Puberty: Adolescent Male
Detailed information on puberty and the adolescent male