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Ch 18: The Female and Male Reproductive Systems: Tutoring Solution

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The Anatomy and Physiology of Male and Female Reproductive Systems chapter of this Anatomy and Physiology Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about male and female reproductive systems. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach functions and anatomy of male and female reproductive systems required in a typical anatomy and physiology course.

How it works:

  • Begin your exam review, assignment or other anatomy and physiology work.
  • Identify the male and female reproductive systems concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find the video tutorials on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Test your understanding with quizzes and practice exams.

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This chapter of our anatomy and physiology tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn anatomy and physiology of male and female reproductive systems and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding meiosis, spermatogenesis, HPG axis, oogenesis, ovarian cycle phases or any other male and female reproductive systems anatomy and physiology topic.
  • Have limited time for studying
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  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their anatomy and physiology of male and female reproductive systems unit
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  • Don't have access to their science teacher outside of class

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Learning Objectives

  • Learn the difference between meiosis I and meiosis II.
  • Describe how sperm and seminal fluid are created and transported in the male reproductive system.
  • Discuss the functions of accessory glands in the male reproductive system.
  • List the structures associated with testicular anatomy.
  • Name the external anatomical structures of the male reproductive system.
  • Learn how the male reproductive system produces sperm.
  • Take a look at the journey sperm takes from the testes to the ejaculatory duct.
  • Discuss the hormones produced by the HPG axis that are involved in male reproduction.
  • Name the internal anatomical structures of the female reproductive system.
  • Describe the structures of the uterus and uterine wall.
  • Name the external anatomical structures of the female reproductive system.
  • Explain how the female reproductive system produces eggs.
  • Discuss the hormones produced by the HPG axis which control the ovarian cycle.
  • Understand the phases of the ovarian cycle.
  • Describe the characteristics of the follicular phase of the ovarian cycle.
  • Learn the characteristics of the luteal phase of the ovarian cycle.
  • Take a look at the phases of the uterine cycle.
  • Describe the endometrial changes that take place during menses.
  • List the endometrial changes that occur during the proliferative phase of the uterine cycle.
  • Learn about the endometrial changes that occur during the secretory phase of the uterine cycle.
  • Discuss how the brain, ovaries and uterus coordinate to regulate the uterine and ovarian cycles.
  • Describe the path the oocyte takes from the time it leaves the ovary to the time it implants in the uterus.

23 Lessons in Chapter 18: The Female and Male Reproductive Systems: Tutoring Solution
Meiosis I Stages: Prophase I, Metaphase I, Anaphase I & Telophase I

1. Meiosis I Stages: Prophase I, Metaphase I, Anaphase I & Telophase I

How does meiosis keep track of homologs and reduce the genome by half? Know these answers and more as we navigate the steps of meiosis I. This lesson will be tetradical!

Meiosis II: Definition, Stages & Comparison to Meiosis I

2. Meiosis II: Definition, Stages & Comparison to Meiosis I

Behold round two of meiotic cell division! You'll see how meiosis II keeps the genome intact and gives the final push to produce haploid gametes, which make the world go round.

Male Reproductive System: Functions, Organs & Anatomy

3. Male Reproductive System: Functions, Organs & Anatomy

Ever wonder what the inside of a male looks like? Find out in this lesson that explores the inner workings of the male reproductive system and the pathway that sperm takes.

Male Reproductive System: Accessory Gland Functions

4. Male Reproductive System: Accessory Gland Functions

Males require a number of different glands to aid in the production of semen. Find out more about those glands in this lesson covering the male accessory glands.

Testicular Anatomy: Structure, Terms & Diagrams

5. Testicular Anatomy: Structure, Terms & Diagrams

Ever wonder about where sperm is made? Find out in this lesson covering the function and anatomy of the male testes. We'll talk about sperm and testosterone production and how the two work together.

Male Reproductive System: External Anatomy

6. Male Reproductive System: External Anatomy

Learn about the structure and function of the external reproductive structures of the male. This includes study of the scrotal sac, the parts of the penis and the erectile tissues.

Spermatogenesis: How the Male Reproductive System Produces Sperm

7. Spermatogenesis: How the Male Reproductive System Produces Sperm

In this lesson, you'll learn the series of steps necessary to produce a fully functional sperm cell. You'll also look at the structure of a sperm cell and see how it's equipped to venture forth into new territory.

Sperm's Journey from the Testes to Urethral Orifice

8. Sperm's Journey from the Testes to Urethral Orifice

Follow newly created sperm as they make their way from their origin of creation, the male testes, all the way to the exit of the male reproductive tract.

The HPG Axis: Hormones of Male Reproduction

9. The HPG Axis: Hormones of Male Reproduction

Do you know how your body communicates? How does the brain get in touch with other parts of the body? In this lesson, you will learn about how the male's brain uses hormones to communicate to the testes as a way of regulating reproduction.

Female Reproductive System: Internal Anatomy

10. Female Reproductive System: Internal Anatomy

Ever wonder where a female produces her eggs or how they get from the ovary to the uterus? Find out in this lesson about the internal reproductive anatomy of females.

The Uterus and Uterine Wall: Structure and Parts

11. The Uterus and Uterine Wall: Structure and Parts

Learn all about the structure responsible for the development of babies in this lesson on uterine anatomy. Discover the three layers of the uterus and each layer's purpose.

External Anatomy of the Female Reproductive System

12. External Anatomy of the Female Reproductive System

We all know that men and women are different. But just how different are they? Learn a little more about the differences between men and women in this lesson on female external reproductive anatomy.

Oogenesis: How the Female Reproductive System Produces Eggs

13. Oogenesis: How the Female Reproductive System Produces Eggs

Did you know that a human female already has all of the oocytes that she will make in her entire life before she is even born? In this lesson, you'll learn how the human body produces an ovum through the process of oogenesis. You'll also learn how polar bodies help to ensure that female gametes are of high quality even though they are not produced in high quantities.

HPG Axis: Hormonal Control of the Ovarian Cycle

14. HPG Axis: Hormonal Control of the Ovarian Cycle

Everything in the female reproductive system is connected. See how the brain interacts with the ovaries during the female's ovarian cycle in this lesson covering the female HPG axis.

Phases of The Ovarian Cycle: Overview from Puberty to Menopause

15. Phases of The Ovarian Cycle: Overview from Puberty to Menopause

Just like the human body has to grow and mature before it is ready to reproduce the female's gamete, the egg also has to grow and mature. This lesson will introduce the process through which that occurs, the ovarian cycle.

Follicular Phase of the Ovarian Cycle

16. Follicular Phase of the Ovarian Cycle

The female gamete, the oocyte, grows and matures in a process known as the ovarian cycle. Learn about the first part of the ovarian cycle, the follicular phase, in this lesson.

Luteal Phase of the Ovarian Cycle

17. Luteal Phase of the Ovarian Cycle

Each month, the ovaries recruit and mature a subset of oocytes in preparation for ovulation. Learn what happens after ovulation occurs in the second phase of the ovarian cycle, known as the luteal phase.

The Uterine Cycle: Phases and Endometrial Changes

18. The Uterine Cycle: Phases and Endometrial Changes

Just like a woman's ovaries go through the monthly cycle of recruiting eggs, her uterus also goes through a monthly cycle as it prepares for the possible implantation of a fertilized egg. This lesson will introduce you to the phases and hormones of the female's uterine cycle.

The Uterine Cycle: Menses

19. The Uterine Cycle: Menses

Each month the female's uterus prepares for the potential of pregnancy. However, pregnancy doesn't occur the majority of the time. In those months, the female's uterus has to 'reset' itself for the next month. It does that during the first phase of the uterine cycle, menses.

The Uterine Cycle: Proliferative Phase

20. The Uterine Cycle: Proliferative Phase

A woman's body goes through many changes as it prepares for the possibility of pregnancy. Learn about how the uterus prepares for pregnancy by building up its inner lining during this lesson on the proliferative phase of the uterine cycle.

The Uterine Cycle: Secretory Phase

21. The Uterine Cycle: Secretory Phase

The third (and final) phase of the uterine cycle is the secretory phase. During this phase, the uterine tissue regrowth is completed in preparation for the possibility of pregnancy and the implantation of a fertilized egg.

The Female Reproductive Axis: Coordination of the Brain, Ovaries & Uterus

22. The Female Reproductive Axis: Coordination of the Brain, Ovaries & Uterus

Without proper communication between the brain, ovaries and uterus, reproduction might not be as efficient. Learn about how these organs work together to ensure the body is ready for reproduction.

Ovulation to Implantation: Oocyte's Path through Uterine Tubes

23. Ovulation to Implantation: Oocyte's Path through Uterine Tubes

Follow the female's egg as it leaves the ovary and travels down the uterine tube on its way to the uterus - all with hopes of meeting up with a male's sperm along the way.

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