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Ch 4: Human Reproduction Overview

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Enhance your science class studies or prepare for exams using this chapter that focuses on human reproduction systems and process. You can use this resource to supplement classroom materials or prepare for college admissions or placement exams.

Human Reproduction Overview - Chapter Summary

This chapter provides you with the opportunity to review information about male and female reproductive systems, functions and structures. You will become more familiar with terms, definitions and examples to fully understand this topic.

You can also access lessons focusing on such processes as menstruation, gestation and prenatal development. After you have thoroughly gone over the lessons in this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Name external structures of the male reproductive system
  • Describe the structures and functions of the female reproductive system
  • Define menstruation and human embryogenesis
  • Discuss which structures play important roles in gestation
  • Relate facts about the prenatal stage, from the prenatal environment to what can harm prenatal development
  • Provide details about the stages and characteristics marking adolescence

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7 Lessons in Chapter 4: Human Reproduction Overview
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Male Reproductive System: External Anatomy

1. 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.

Female Reproductive System: Functions & Structures

2. Female Reproductive System: Functions & Structures

The primary function of the female reproductive system is to produce offspring. In this lesson, you'll travel through the female reproductive system. Along the way, you'll learn about important structures and the roles they play in creating life.

Human Embryogenesis: Definition & Stages

3. Human Embryogenesis: Definition & Stages

In this lesson, you'll learn about human embryogenesis, the process of reproduction in humans. You'll explore what happens during each stage of embryogenesis, as well as the key terms used to discuss the process.

What Is Menstruation? - Definition & Cycle

4. 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.

Body Structures of Gestation: Medical Terminology

5. Body Structures of Gestation: Medical Terminology

As a child develops inside the mother's womb, it's nourished and protected. Learn about structures such as the chorion, amnion, amniotic sac, amniotic fluid, placenta and umbilical cord, and the roles they play during gestation.

The Prenatal Environment and Hazards to Healthy Prenatal Development

6. The Prenatal Environment and Hazards to Healthy Prenatal Development

In this lesson, learn about the prenatal environment and what can be harmful to prenatal development. Learn about the hazards of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, disease and environmental pollutants during pregnancy.

What Is Adolescence? - Definition, Stages & Characteristics

7. What Is Adolescence? - Definition, Stages & Characteristics

Did you know that there are three stages of adolescence? Learn more about adolescence, its stages, and the characteristics of each stage. Then test your knowledge with a quiz.

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