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Hormones & Reproduction - Chapter Summary
In the lessons contained in this chapter, you'll learn about hormones and reproduction. You'll cover various hormonal and non-hormonal methods of contraception, sex hormones, the ethics of in vitro fertilization, and much more. After completing the chapter, you should be able to do the following:
- Use terminology specific to sex hormones and pituitary hormones
- Discuss the functions and anatomical features of the hormones of the testes and ovaries
- Explain the menstrual cycle
- Understand sexual development and maturation of the adolescent
- Discuss the female reproductive axis (brain, ovaries, and uterus)
- Explore types of contraception methods, including hormonal methods of contraception
- Communicate advantages and disadvantages of barrier methods of contraceptives
- Identify treatment for infertility and examine the ethics of in vitro fertilization
Our subject matter experts present the information in these short video and text lessons in an engaging manner. Their teaching strategy includes plenty of examples to ensure the material is clear and easily understood. A brief multiple-choice quiz is available for each lesson to test your knowledge. You can print the lesson quizzes to use them as worksheets for offline study.
1. Sex Hormones & Pituitary Hormones Terminology
We will look at the hormones that are released by the pituitary gland and the reproductive glands. We will discuss the functions of these hormones and how some of them work together.
2. Hormones of the Testes and Ovaries: Functions & Anatomical Features
The testes and the ovaries secrete steroid hormones that help you grow and develop. In this lesson, we will learn about the female hormones, estrogen and progesterone, and the male hormone, testosterone, and how these hormones influence the development of secondary sex characteristics.
3. What Is Menstruation? - Definition & Cycle
Menstruation is a natural process that is part of a woman's reproductive health. To learn why it happens and how it fits into the menstrual cycle, check out this lesson.
4. Sexual Development and Maturation of the Adolescent
In this lesson, explore the changes that take place during puberty. You will meet Dick and Jane as they experience these changes, and you will be able to test your knowledge with a quiz at the end.
5. 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.
6. Contraception Methods: Types & Examples
Watch this video lesson to learn about the different types of contraception that are available. Learn what they are and discover which method is 100% effective.
7. Hormonal Methods of Contraception: Introduction and Birth Control Pills
We have all heard of the birth control pill, right? And many of you women out there probably take some form of birth control. But do you really understand how it works or what the different options are? Learn about the basics of hormonal contraceptives in this lesson.
8. Hormonal Methods of Contraception: Contraceptive Patch, Ring, and Implants
Did you know there are many forms of contraception out there, and not just condoms and birth control pills? Learn about some of the other options in this lesson on hormone-based contraceptives.
9. Hormonal Methods of Contraception: Contraceptive Injections and IUDs
Did you know there are some methods of birth control that last up to five years! Or, if that is too long, some that last three months at a time? Learn about these two options in this lesson on contraceptive injections and IUDs.
10. Barrier Methods of Contraceptives: Types, Advantages & Disadvantages
While you are probably all familiar with what a condom is, did you know there are a lot of other options out there for preventing pregnancy? Learn about some of the barrier methods of contraception in this lesson.
11. Treatment for Infertility
There are quite a few different kinds of treatment options for both men and women. They include drugs, surgery, hormone therapy, and more advanced techniques this lesson will describe.
12. Ethics of In Vitro Fertilization (Test-Tube Babies)
Did you know that modern medicine makes it possible for couples who cannot naturally conceive a baby to become pregnant? However, not everyone agrees with the use of these methods. Learn more about what IVF is and why some are concerned about its use.
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