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family planning

child development

family planning is a couples commitment to making decisions about their reproductive capabilities
sperm the egg that comes from the male
eggs ovum that comes from the female
testes reproductive glands that produce the sperms
vas deferens epidermis attached to a long narrow tube
ovaries almond shaped organs that store immature egg cells
ovulation when a female reaches puberty, and releases a mature egg once a month
uterus a muscular organ that holds a baby during the pregnancy
endometrium inner lining of the uterus
menstruation bloody discharge that leaves the body through the vagina
conception fertilization
fallopian tubes tubes that attach to the uterus
zygotes a new cell,forms when the separate nuclei of sperm and egg merge into one nucleus
chromosomes a threat like structure that contains hereditary information
gene basic unit of heredity
contraception birth control, deliberate prevention of pregnancy
genetic counseling offers scientific information and advice about heredity
congenital disorder are problems resulting from heredity that exist at birth
infertility the inability to conceive despite having intercourse regularly for at least one year
artificial insemination a procedure in which a doctor places sperm containing semen directly in the upper part of the woman's vagina or uterus
in vitro fertilization a procedure that involves removing eggs from a woman's ovaries, fertilizing them with a mans sperm in a glass dish, and then placing them in the woman's uterus
closed adoption no contact occurs between the birthparents and the adoptive family
open adoption there is some contact between birthparents and adoptive parents
Created by: taylarwithana