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NYSTCE Biology: Human Reproductive Systems - Chapter Summary
This chapter covers the male and female reproductive systems, including reproduction, contraception and fertility issues in humans, to help you prepare for the NYSTCE Biology exam. Use the video lessons and interactive quizzes to review topics like:
- Hormonal and barrier methods of birth control
- Animal reproduction and development
- Male and female reproductive systems
- The ovarian cycle
- Causes and treatment options for infertility
- Risk factors and testing for genetic birth defects
- Symptoms, risk factors and treatment for male reproductive disorders
- Diagnosis and treatment options for female reproductive disorders
Use the lesson videos to review topics you may be rusty on, then test your understanding with the practice quizzes and chapter exam. The personal dashboard feature will track your progress through the chapter so you can easily see what topics you've covered and what you still need to get to.
NYSTCE Biology: Human Reproductive Systems Chapter Objectives
The study tools in this chapter correspond with questions in the human biology subarea of the NYSTCE Biology exam. These questions will measure your understanding of the functions and structures of male and female reproductive systems in humans, including the role of hormones in the reproductive system, gametogenesis, fertilization and birth control. You'll also be tested on your knowledge of the causes, risk factors and treatment options for reproductive disorders and genetic birth defects. The human biology test section as a whole makes up approximately 17% of the total test questions, and consists of selected-response questions. There is one constructed-response question on the test, but it covers material found in other subsections.
The NYSTCE Biology exam is a part of the certification process for biology teachers in New York State public schools. You will have four hours to answer about 90 exam questions, which are delivered via computer at a designated testing center.
1. 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.
2. Overview of Animal Reproduction and Development
At this stage in life, you likely know where babies come from. However, did you know that some animals can make clones of themselves and reproduce sexually too? In this lesson, you'll learn more about sexual reproduction and early vertebrate development.
3. The Male Reproductive System: Function & Parts
Did you know that inside every guy is a factory? That's right - a sperm making factory! Learn about all the different parts of this factory in this lesson on the male reproductive system.
4. The Female Reproductive System: Functions & Parts
You know the saying. . . men are from Mars, women are from Venus. We all know that men and women think differently, and we all know that we look different on the outside, but do you know what we look like on the inside?
5. The Ovarian Cycle: Anatomy & Processes
The process of ovulation has many different components leading to the release of an egg. Here, we will examine the anatomy and steps of the ovarian cycle in humans. At the end, you can test your knowledge with a brief quiz.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Infertility: Causes and Potential Options
Trouble having a baby may be a result of a woman or man's reproductive problems. This lesson discusses some common and important ones as well as the general treatment strategies employed to combat them.
9. Genetic Birth Defects: Risk Factors, Epidemiology, and Testing
This lesson will define birth defects, point some major ones out, and discuss the many different kinds of risk factors. Finally, it will outline the major categories of tests available for assessing the risk for or diagnosing genetic birth defects.
10. Male Reproductive Disorders: Cryptorchidism
An undescended testicle can worry any parent of a baby boy. It may or may not resolve on its own, and if it doesn't, it can lead to serious problems without proper care. You'll find out what those problems are as you go through this lesson.
11. Male Reproductive Disorders: Hypogonadism
A high-pitched voice, breasts, little body hair, and smaller muscle mass are all things typically associated with women. Yet men can also have these characteristics because of a medical condition known as hypogonadism, which you'll learn about in this lesson.
12. Diagnostic Tests for Female Reproductive Disorders
This lesson will discuss the diagnostic tests used to determine conditions and diseases that may affect the female reproductive system. We will discuss which conditions and diseases the tests diagnose, and how the tests are done.
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