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Chapter 7 Key Terms

Child Developmet

TermDefinition
a couple's commitment to making decisions about their reproductive capabilities Family Planning
a male sex cell Sperm
a female sex cell Egg
testicles Testes
a long, narrow tube that the sperm travels Vas Deferens
almond shaped organs, that store the immature egg cells Ovaries
when a woman reaches puberty, one of her ovaries releases a mature egg about once a month Ovulation
a hollow, muscular organ that holds the baby during pregnancy Uterus
the inner lining of the uterus Endometrium
bloody discharge leaves the body through the vagina Menstruation
fertilization Conception
where the mature egg passes through one of the two tubes after leaving the ovaries Fallopian Tube
new cell Zygote
a thread-like structure that contains heredity information Chromosome
the basic unit of heredity Gene
birth control Contraception
counseling that offers scientific information and advice about heredity Genetic Counseling
problems resulting from heredity that exist at birth Congenital Disorders
the inability to conceive despite having intercourse regularly for at least one year Infertility
a procedure in which a doctor places perm containing semen directly in the upper part of the woman's vagina or uterus Artificial Insemination
a procedure that involves removing eggs from a woman's ovaries, fertilizing them with a man's sperm in a glass dish, and placing the fertilized eggs in the woman's uterus in vitro fertilization
no contact between the birthparents and adoptive family Closed Adoption
there is some degree of contact between birthparents and adoptive parents Open Adoption
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