What's in the Reproductive System
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Have a kid who's curious and is asking questions about sex and puberty? Want to have that first conversation but need something to get started? We've pulled together three movies and two anatomy models that will help get you there. Rest assured, all of our Reproductive System content has been reviewed by a panel of parents and professionals, including anatomists, professors, and pediatricians.
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My Incredible Body has 3D models of internal reproductive anatomy, both male and female. These are framed within glass outlines. We teach basic anatomy and show key organs and structures. Kids can take a tour of the male and female bodies by tapping and reading and/or listening to definitions. Here are some pictures and examples of what they'll see.
The ovaries: They store egg cells and produce hormones
The vagina: It's like a tunnel that connects the uterus to the outside of the body
The penis: It has a small opening at the tip where pee and sperm leave the body
My Incredible Body has two short animations that cover puberty: one for boys and one for girls. This way, kids can understand changes that happen to both boys and girls, as well as changes that are unique to each gender. We talk about it as a journey from kid to grown-up!
Emergence of chest and facial hair
The process of menstruation
In our one-minute animation, we say creating new life is called reproduction and that it requires cells from a man and a woman. The animation shows a sperm and egg uniting, as well as the process of implantation. We show an embryo morphing into a fetus and a baby being born. We talk about the fact that everyone begins their life this way!