Ch 44: Reproduction & Contraception

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Feel confident in your ability to excel on a test that covers reproduction and contraception with help from this chapter's study resources. Watch fun video lessons and take self-assessment quizzes to boost your knowledge of these topics before the day of your test.

Reproduction & Contraception - Chapter Summary

Whether you have a beginner's, intermediate or advanced understanding of reproduction and contraception, this chapter can help you gain full comprehension. Improve your understanding of the male reproductive system, hormonal birth control methods, fertilization and more by reviewing bite-sized lessons. In no time, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the glands in the male reproductive system that produce semen
  • List and discuss different hormonal methods of contraception
  • Identify and describe procedures for female sterilization
  • Discuss the processes of fertilization and zygote formation
  • Explain the process of gastrulation and describe the three germ layers

Each lesson in this chapter is available in two formats: short videos and written transcripts. Watch the videos if you'd like to study with help from engaging visual effects, or review the transcripts if you'd prefer to read the lessons in text form or print them to study at a later time. Check your knowledge of reproduction and contraception by taking multiple-choice quizzes, and get answers to lesson topic questions by sending questions to our experts. All resources in this chapter are available 24/7 and can be accessed using any computer or mobile device.

5 Lessons in Chapter 44: Reproduction & Contraception
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Male Reproductive System: Accessory Gland Functions

1. 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.

Hormonal Methods of Contraception: Introduction and Birth Control Pills

2. 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.

Female Sterilization Procedures: Tubal Ligation and Tubal Occlusion

3. Female Sterilization Procedures: Tubal Ligation and Tubal Occlusion

So, you and your spouse have reached that point in life where you are done having kids. What now? In this lesson, you will learn about some of the methods of permanent female sterilization available to women who have decided not to have any more children.

Fertilization and Zygote Formation: Definition and Processes

4. Fertilization and Zygote Formation: Definition and Processes

Follow the male's sperm and the female's egg on their way to meet each other in this lesson that takes you through the process of fertilization in humans. Learn about the obstacles the sperm must get through before it can fertilize the egg.

Gastrulation and the 3 Germ Layers (Ectoderm, Endoderm & Mesoderm)

5. Gastrulation and the 3 Germ Layers (Ectoderm, Endoderm & Mesoderm)

Gastrulation is a key process in embryonic development - it's how a simple ball of cells begins to grow into a fully functioning being! Watch this lesson to learn about a key process in the development of almost all multicellular organisms.

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