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Contraceptive

Birth control device

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Condom

Thin sheath that is placed on an erect penis to catch semen when the male ejaculates

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Spermicide

A chemical that kills sperm

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Oral Contraceptives

Birth control pills

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Diaphragm

Dome-shaped rubber cup placed within the vagina that covers the cervix

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Sexual Harassment

Unwanted and unwelcome sexual attention

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Hormones

Chemical substances produced in certain glands in the body

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Homosexual

Individual who is sexually attracted to people of the same gender

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Bisexual

Individual who is sexually attracted to people of both genders

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Heterosexual

Individual who is sexually attracted to people of the opposite sex

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Intersexual

Individual who was born with both male and female characteristics

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Transgender

Individual whose gender identity differs from others of their gender

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Questioning

Individual who questions their own identity and orientation

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Commitment

Promise or pledge

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Divorce

Legal action that dissolves a marriage

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Embryo

Developing organism from fertilization to about the eighth week of its development

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Fetus

The developing organism from the end of the eighth week until birth

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Placenta

A thick, rich lining that builds up along the wall of the uterus

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Umbilical Cord

A cord arising from the navel that connects the fetus with the placenta

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Contractions

When the muscles in the uterus begin to squeeze and release gently

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Prenatal Care

Steps taken to provide for the health of a pregnant woman and her unborn baby

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Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)

Communicable health problems passed from one person to another through sexual contact

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Chlamydia

Most common of all bacterial STDs

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Genital Warts

Small growths or bumps that form on the sex organs

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Genital Herpes

An incurable STD caused by the herpes simplex virus

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Gonorrhea

An STD caused by bacteria that live mostly in the male's urethra and the female's vagina

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Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)

The virus that causes AIDS

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Acquired Immuno-deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

Disease that interferes with the body's ability to fight infection

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AIDS-defining Opportunistic Illnesses (AIDS-OIs)

Diseases that would not harm a person with a healthy immune system

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Injection Drugs

Drugs injected directly into the muscle or blood stream with a needle

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