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Ch 4: Overview of Human Sexual Development

About This Chapter

Refer to the lessons in this chapter to study human sexual development. You can use this resource as an extension of your class studies or as preparatory material for taking professional certification or other types of exams.

Overview of Human Sexual Development - Chapter Summary

From sexuality in various stages of life to the use of contraceptives, this chapter is designed to address main topics related to human sexuality. You can review information about attitudes, behaviors and risks associated with sexuality. You'll also study sexually transmitted diseases, sexual interest and types of contraceptives. Once you are finished with this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Discuss sexual feelings, functioning and interest in adolescence and middle to late adulthood
  • Describe high-risk sexual behaviors and how to avoid them
  • Define and provide details about peer pressure
  • Identify types of barrier methods of contraceptives
  • Detail hormonal methods of contraception

This information is presented in short and easy-to-follow video or texts lessons that you can access 24/7 from your phone, tablet, laptop or other mobile device. This makes it simple and convenient to study wherever and whenever works best for you. You can reach out to our experts with any questions via a brief online contact form. Self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam determine how much you've retained from your studies.

11 Lessons in Chapter 4: Overview of Human Sexual Development
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Sexuality in Adolescence: Attitudes, Behaviors, & Values

1. Sexuality in Adolescence: Attitudes, Behaviors, & Values

Puberty brings with it many changes, including new sexual feelings. Watch this lesson to find out more about sexual development in adolescence, including the differences in how early adolescents and later adolescents approach sexuality.

Sexual Functioning in Middle Adulthood

2. Sexual Functioning in Middle Adulthood

Sexuality is an important part of most adults' lives. But what happens when things change? In this lesson, we'll take a look at the changes regarding sex that often occur in middle age, including sexual dysfunction and changes in the frequency of sex.

Sexual Interest & Activity in Late Adulthood

3. Sexual Interest & Activity in Late Adulthood

As people age, they go through many changes, including changes in their sex lives. In this lesson, we'll explore positive and negative changes in older adults' sex lives, including biological and social factors that affect sex in late adulthood.

Avoiding High-Risk Sexual Behaviors

4. Avoiding High-Risk Sexual Behaviors

In this lesson, we'll cover what interactions are considered high-risk sexual behaviors. We'll look at some key examples that put people at a greater risk and how they can be avoided.

Peer Pressure: Causes & Effects

5. Peer Pressure: Causes & Effects

In this lesson, we'll talk about what peer pressure is, some of the causes of peer pressure, and what happens when our friends or peers influence our behavior.

Sexually Transmitted Infections: Types, Transmission, Symptoms & Treatments

6. Sexually Transmitted Infections: Types, Transmission, Symptoms & Treatments

This lesson will teach you about three major bacterial and three important viral sexually transmitted diseases, what problems they cause, and how they are treated.

Reducing Your Risk for Sexually Transmitted Infections

7. Reducing Your Risk for Sexually Transmitted Infections

This lesson will describe for you the many ways by which you can help prevent a terrible STD from affecting your body, including abstinence, mutual monogamy, and more!

Barrier Methods of Contraceptives: Types, Advantages & Disadvantages

8. Barrier Methods of Contraceptives: Types, Advantages & Disadvantages

While you are probably all familiar with what a condom is, did you know there are a lot of other options out there for preventing pregnancy? Learn about some of the barrier methods of contraception in this lesson.

Hormonal Methods of Contraception: Introduction and Birth Control Pills

9. Hormonal Methods of Contraception: Introduction and Birth Control Pills

We have all heard of the birth control pill, right? And many of you women out there probably take some form of birth control. But do you really understand how it works or what the different options are? Learn about the basics of hormonal contraceptives in this lesson.

Hormonal Methods of Contraception: Contraceptive Patch, Ring, and Implants

10. Hormonal Methods of Contraception: Contraceptive Patch, Ring, and Implants

Did you know there are many forms of contraception out there, and not just condoms and birth control pills? Learn about some of the other options in this lesson on hormone-based contraceptives.

Hormonal Methods of Contraception: Contraceptive Injections and IUDs

11. Hormonal Methods of Contraception: Contraceptive Injections and IUDs

Did you know there are some methods of birth control that last up to five years! Or, if that is too long, some that last three months at a time? Learn about these two options in this lesson on contraceptive injections and IUDs.

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