Ch 44: Reproduction & Contraception

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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

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

1. Male Reproductive System: Accessory Gland Functions

Ninety-five percent of semen is made from secretions from the accessory glands. Learn about the male reproductive system, the difference between sperm and semen, and the functions of the accessory glands (seminal vesicles, prostate, & bulbourethral).

Hormonal Methods of Contraception: Introduction and Birth Control Pills

2. Hormonal Methods of Contraception: Introduction and Birth Control Pills

Hormonal methods of contraception have a range of successful statistics and popularity but also side effects. Learn more about birth control pills and their impact on women's health and preventing pregnancy.

Female Sterilization Procedures: Tubal Ligation and Tubal Occlusion

3. Female Sterilization Procedures: Tubal Ligation and Tubal Occlusion

Aside from birth control through contraceptives, females can avoid pregnancy through sterilization. Learn about the sterilization procedures of tubal ligation and tubal occlusion, and understand reversal options.

Fertilization and Zygote Formation: Definition and Processes

4. Fertilization and Zygote Formation: Definition and Processes

Fertilization is a process that occurs when a female's egg and a male's sperm are fused. Learn about the steps of fertilization and zygote formation. Also, understand all the main components to the fertilization process like gametes and oocytes.

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

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

Gastrulation is a process that creates three different germ layers in an early embryo called ectoderm, endoderm, and mesoderm. Learn what this process is and discover how it occurs in the gastrulation of frogs and mammals.

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