I put together review groups of young boys to go over my books before I publish them. These are my junior editors. It was so fascinating to listen to their questions as we worked through the content of my book I’m a Boy, How Are Girls Different? They were particularly interested in learning about the menstrual cycle. It was clear to them that their friends who are girls are challenged by their monthly periods.
In some schools, the menstrual cycle is taught but if not, young boys are typically uncomfortable asking about it. I think it is important for them to understand this hormone driven cycle.
This is a diagram from my book to give you an idea of the level of instruction that your son will receive if he reads the book.
This information will help your son in the future to understand the principle behind some contraception methods. He will also be able to understand fertilization and how it relates to ovulation. The more knowledge he has, the better his judgment can be as he matures.