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In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- How are the female and male reproductive systems structured?
- What are some common uterine disorders?
- What are the risk factors for breast, endometrial or ovarian cancer?
- How do amenorrhea and dysmenorrheal differ?
- What are the causes of infertility, and how is it treated?
- What are some of the major disorders found in the male reproductive system?
1. Male Reproductive System: Functions, Organs & Anatomy
Ever wonder what the inside of a male looks like? Find out in this lesson that explores the inner workings of the male reproductive system and the pathway that sperm takes.
2. 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.
3. Female Reproductive System: Internal Anatomy
Ever wonder where a female produces her eggs or how they get from the ovary to the uterus? Find out in this lesson about the internal reproductive anatomy of females.
4. The Uterus and Uterine Wall: Structure and Parts
Learn all about the structure responsible for the development of babies in this lesson on uterine anatomy. Discover the three layers of the uterus and each layer's purpose.
5. An Introduction to Uterine Diseases
Ever wonder what role hormones play in diseases of the uterus? Or maybe you've wondered what diseases the uterus can get? Find out these things and more in this introduction to uterine diseases.
6. Uterine Diseases: Endometriosis
Did you know that one of the causes for infertility in women is a condition called endometriosis or that endometriosis is when uterine tissue is found in places other than the uterus? Learn about some of the symptoms, causes and treatments of endometriosis in this lesson.
7. Uterine Diseases: Leiomyomas
Did you know that you could have lumps growing inside your uterus and not even know it? Or, that they could interfere with pregnancy? Learn about what a uterine leiomyoma (also called a fibroid) is in this lesson.
8. Endometrial Cancer and Risk Factors
While it doesn't get the press that breast cancer does, or have a vaccine like cervical cancer, endometrial, or uterine, cancer is actually one of the more common cancers of the female reproductive tract. So how do you know if you or someone you know is at risk? Learn about the risk factors for endometrial cancer in this lesson.
9. Endometrial Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment
Ever wonder how a doctor diagnoses cancer? Learn about some of the symptoms, tests and treatments a doctor considers when looking for cancer of the uterus, or endometrial cancer, in this lesson.
10. Ovarian Disorders: Ovarian Cysts
Did you know that you, well, if you are female, could have something called a cyst in your ovary and not even know it? Learn about ovarian cysts and polycystic ovarian syndrome in this lesson on ovarian disorders.
11. Ovarian Disorders: Types of Ovarian Cancer
You're probably familiar with breast cancer, but did you know that areas of the female reproductive tract can get cancer as well? Learn about the most common types of ovarian cancer in this lesson.
12. Diagnosis & Treatment of Ovarian Cancer
Unlike many cancers, ovarian cancer is usually not diagnosed until it is in the later stages. Find out why, along with how ovarian cancer can be treated, in this lesson on the diagnoses and treatment of ovarian cancer.
13. Risk Factors for Ovarian Cancer
Do you know how to tell if you or someone you know is at risk for ovarian cancer? Watch this lesson to learn about some of the more common risk factors for developing ovarian caner.
14. Breast Cancer: Development, Risk Factors & Prevention
Do you know why breast cancer occurs? What factors affect its possible development? This lesson will tell you as we look into what breast cancer is, its many risk factors, and preventative strategies.
15. Breast Cancer: Types, Signs & Symptoms
Do you know that there is more than one kind of breast cancer? Which one is most common? Do you know where breast cancer commonly spreads to? You'll learn about all this, as well as tips on how you can tell a bad lump in the breast versus one that's less likely to be cancerous, in this lesson.
16. Breast Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prognosis
Some types of lumps and their locations in breast cancer have better prognoses than others. There are multiple ways to try and catch breast cancer early, diagnose it, and treat it properly. You'll learn about all of this in this lesson.
17. Fibrocystic Breast Disease: Causes and Sequelae
Fibrocystic breast disease isn't a disease at all. Or is it? Is it the same thing as breast cancer, or does it lead to breast cancer? You'll learn the answers to those questions and more in this lesson.
18. Menstrual Disorders: Amenorrhea
Ever wonder why a woman's normal monthly cycle stops? You know what cycle I'm talking about, the one that comes with PMS! There are many reasons a woman can fail to begin or can lose her monthly cycle. Learn about the more common reasons in this lesson.
19. Menstrual Disorders: Dysmenorrhea
For some women, their monthly menstrual cycle is accompanied by painful cramps. This condition is referred to as dysmenorrhea. Learn what causes dysmenorrhea, what makes the symptoms worse and what treatment options are available in this lesson.
20. 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.
21. 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.
22. 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.
23. 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.
24. Male Reproductive Disorders: BPH
Can you get kidney disease from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)? Urinary tract infections? Bladder stones? It can't be!?! BPH is something many men experience. This lesson tells you what it is, what to expect, and why it occurs and causes all those symptoms.
25. Male Reproductive Disorder: Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer in American men. Thus, it's a serious matter! Find out what the risk factors are, how and when to screen for it, and how it's diagnosed, graded, and treated in this lesson.
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