Topic 6.6

6.6.1: Male and female reproductive systems

The parts of the male and female reproductive systems are shown below. Please note the relative positions of the organs.

Male Reproductive System

Female Reproductive System

6.6.2: The role of hormones in the menstrual cycle

Hormones help synchronize related events in the ovary and the uterus lining and involve intricate feedback mechanisms. The major hormones involved include FSH, LH, estrogen and progesterone.

Hormones of the menstrual cycle

6.6.3: Relationship between hormone levels and ovulation, menstruation and thickening of the endometrium.

Hormones of the menstrual cycle

6.6.4: Roles of testosterone

Roles of testosterone

6.6.5: The process of in vitro fertilization (IVF)

IVF process

6.6.6: Ethical issues and IVF

IVF ethical isssues

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