Life Begins

by  McMillen Health

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Youth learn about the normal physical and emotional changes that occur during puberty so they are prepared for the changes. Topics include hygiene, physical changes, emotional changes, male and female reproductive anatomy, menstruation, and conception. A segment about fetal development demonstrates how babies grow before birth and how they are born. Students will learn the benefits of abstinence.

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Point to Point: $150.00
Point to Point Premium: $135.00

Schedule 5 of the same program on the same day and one will be free! Please include a purchase order number when you submit a reservation. Bridging fees will be paid by the customer. An invoice will be sent after successful delivery of each program. A 1.5% late charge will be added 30 days after the invoice date. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to your confirmed videoconference date to avoid billing. Payment is due in full upon receipt of the invoice. Checks should be made to McMillen Health in US Dollars. Non-payment will result in the denial of further registration from your organization.


90 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, Homeschool/Family Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

For optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 35 students but there is no absolute maximum.

Primary Disciplines

Family & Consumer Science, Health/Physical Education

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

A full fee will be charged to sites that cancel with less than 24 hours notice. We will not charge for programs cancelled due to natural causes or if there are technical problems that do not allow a connection.

About This Provider

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McMillen Health

Fort Wayne, IN
United States

McMillen Health provides health education to over 60,000 youth and adults a year. Our professional health educators are experts in the health education field and are prepared to answer any questions your students can think of! Create excitement and encourage youth to make healthy lifestyle choices when you participate in one of our programs. When you partner with McMillen Health, we provide up-to-date, engaging and fun-filled programs that were developed to align with the National Health Education Standards and the Indiana Health and Wellness Standards. Our programs add to, and reinforce, your lesson plans. Schedule 4 programs in one day and receive the 5th free!

Twila Smith

Program Details


1. This program begins with a look at the change on the outside of the body during puberty for both males and females.
2. Students will be introduced to the reproductive system.
3. Students learn abstinence is the only 100% effective way to prevent pregnancy.
4. A short section on menstruation is provided.
5. Students look at fetal development over the course of nine months.
6. Time is allotted at the end for questions.


Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

1. Define the following words: Puberty, Conception, and Hormones.
2. State the normal range of ages for the onset of puberty.
3. Describe the physical and emotional changes that occur during puberty.
4. Describe the role of the pituitary gland during puberty.
5. Name three characteristics that make the reproductive system unique.
6. Identify the basic components of the male and female reproductive systems.
7. State the function of each individual reproductive organ.
8. List reasons why abstinence is a healthy decision.
9. Name the two cells involved in reproduction.
10. Explain basic stages of fetal development.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

National Health Education Standards 1, 2, 5, 7
Visit www.mcmillenhealth.org for more information or call (888) 240-7268.

State Standards

Please see our website at www.mcmillenhealth.org for the alignment to the Indiana Health and Wellness Standards as well as the US National Health Education Standards.