Reproductive System

Shelbie Rhodes & Sydney Archibald

The function of the Reproductive System

The function of the reproductive system is a system of sex organs within an organism which work together for the purpose of sexual reproduction.
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Spermatogenesis is the process where spermatozoa are produced from male primordial germ cells by mitosis and meiosis. The initial cells in this pathway are called spermatogonia, which yield primary spermatocytes by mitosis.
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Oogenesis is the creation of an ovum. It is the female form of gametogenesis; the male equivalent is spermatogenesis. It involves the development of the various stages of the immature ovum.
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2 Major Disorders in the Reproductive System

Male-can develop prostate, testicular and penile cancer.

Females- cancer can attack the uterus, ovaries, breast and cervix, among other organs.

Treatments for both male and female include, the most common treatments for reproductive cancers are surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy.

Signs and Symptoms-

Females- Blood lining in the vagina, Lump on the breast near the nipple.

Males- Penile which is redness, discomfort, or a sore or a lump on the penis. Testicular which is pain, discomfort, a lump or swelling in the testicle, aching in the lower abdomen (belly).

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