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Flashcards - Preparing for Parenthood

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testes
The testicle is the male gonad in animals
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epididymis
The epididymis is a tube that connects a testicle to a vas deferens in the male reproductive system
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ovulation
Ovulation is the release of egg from the ovaries
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Hormonal Forms of Contraception
Hormonal contraception refers to birth control methods that act on the endocrine system
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diaphragm
In human anatomy, the thoracic diaphragm, or simply the diaphragm , is a sheet of internal skeletal muscle that extends across the bottom of the thoracic cavity
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cervix
The cervix or cervix uteri is the lower part of the uterus in the human female reproductive system
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zygote
A zygote , is a eukaryotic cell formed by a fertilization event between two gametes
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ovum
The egg cell, or ovum, is the female reproductive cell in oogamous organisms
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ovaries
The ovary is an ovum-producing reproductive organ, often found in pairs in the female as part of the vertebrate female reproductive system
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gametes
A gamete is a cell that fuses with another cell during fertilization in organisms that sexually reproduce
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gametes
A gamete is a cell that fuses with another cell during fertilization in organisms that sexually reproduce
ovaries
The ovary is an ovum-producing reproductive organ, often found in pairs in the female as part of the vertebrate female reproductive system
ovum
The egg cell, or ovum, is the female reproductive cell in oogamous organisms
zygote
A zygote , is a eukaryotic cell formed by a fertilization event between two gametes
cervix
The cervix or cervix uteri is the lower part of the uterus in the human female reproductive system
diaphragm
In human anatomy, the thoracic diaphragm, or simply the diaphragm , is a sheet of internal skeletal muscle that extends across the bottom of the thoracic cavity
Hormonal Forms of Contraception
Hormonal contraception refers to birth control methods that act on the endocrine system
ovulation
Ovulation is the release of egg from the ovaries
epididymis
The epididymis is a tube that connects a testicle to a vas deferens in the male reproductive system
testes
The testicle is the male gonad in animals
abstinence
Abstinence is a self-enforced restraint from indulging in bodily activities that are widely experienced as giving pleasure
vasectomy
Vasectomy is a surgical procedure for male sterilization or permanent contraception
vasoepididymostomy
Vasoepididymostomy or epididymovasostomy is a surgery by which vasectomies are reversed
medical abortion
A medical abortion is a type of non-surgical abortion in which abortifacient pharmaceutical drugs are used to induce abortion
miscarriage
Miscarriage, also known as spontaneous abortion and pregnancy loss, is the natural death of an embryo or fetus before it is able to survive independently
surgical abortion
Abortion is the ending of pregnancy by removing a fetus or embryo before it can survive outside the uterus
infertility
Infertility is the inability of a person, animal or plant to reproduce by natural means
in vitro fertilization
In vitro fertilization is a process by which an egg is fertilized by sperm outside the body: in vitro
folic acid
Folic acid, another form of which is known as folate, is one of the B vitamins
ectopic pregnancy
Ectopic pregnancy, also known as eccyesis or tubal pregnancy, is a complication of pregnancy in which the embryo attaches outside the uterus

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