Reproductive Health Problems

One of the essential questions of this unit is:  why is it important to understand proper health care during this time of transition?  In gender specific groups, we will be examining the different common reproductive problems for males and females and ways in which these can be prevented.


In your groups, you will be tasked with creating a visual demonstration of your understanding (on butcher paper) of the information presented in the pages listed below:

1)     Describe six problems of the female reproductive system p.224-225 

2)     Describe four ways to prevent common female reproductive problems p.224-225 

3)     Describe the six common ways to treat female reproductive problems

4)     Describe seven problems of the male reproductive system p.220-221 

5)     Describe four ways to prevent common male reproductive problems p.220-221

6)     Describe the six common ways to treat male reproductive problems

When you are finished, display your visual representations around the room and do a gallery walk of the other group’s chart.  Take 3 post-it notes and use the CONNECT/EXTEND/CHALLENGE (use one post it note for each) thinking routine and post it on the poster. See below.

CONNECT: How are the ideas and information presented
CONNECTED to what you already knew?
EXTEND: What new ideas did you get that EXTENDED or pushed your thinking in new directions?
CHALLENGE: What is still CHALLENGING or confusing for you to get your mind around? What ques-tions, wonderings or puzzles do you now have?

Reproductive Process: Order of Events

Below you will find both the order of events for males and females during the reproductive process that occurs before fertilization.

Can you name the male and female sex hormones?

Penis (sexual organ) becomes erect (spongy tissue fills with blood). Day 1.  Shedding of the uterus lining (endometrium).  Lasts up to 7 days.
Sperm is made and stored in the testes (sex gland) and it is released. Day 14-16.  An ovum (egg – sex cell) is released from the ovary (sex organ)
Sperm (sex cell) travels along the sperm duct. An ovum travels along the fallopian tube to the uterus.
Fluids produced in the seminal vesicles and prostate gland mix with the sperm. The ovum implants in the uterus and the lining thickens.
Semen (fluids and sperm) is released through the urethra.  This is called ejaculation. The ovum matures and lining thickens if it is NOT fertilized the menstrual cycle will start again.