Human Reproduction

Jonathan Whitney

Sexual Reproduction

Reproduction is the formation of new individuals. It's so important because without it humans would die out.

Female Reproduction System

1. The female reproductive system helps the egg mature.

2. The female reproductive system helps the egg fertilized when the egg goes thro the fallopian tube(s) to the ovary.

Female Vocabulary

ovary- A pair of female reproductive organs.

oviduct/fallopian tube(s)- Connects the ovaries to the uterus

uterus- A pear-shaped organ with a thick muscular wall

vagina- The birth canal and the place where men give women their sperm

Female Menstrual Cycle

ovulation- when the egg is fully developed and is released from the ovary.

menstruation/hormone level- when progesterone goes down, the lining of the uterine also breaks down.

Male Reproductive System

one function is to produce sperm. Another function is to give the sperm to the female's reproductive system.

Male Vocabulary

Testes- Where the sperm is produced

Sperm- The male sex cell or gamete

Semen- The sperm and extra fluids glands add to it

Penis- The male external reproductive organ that gives the sperm to the female

Sperm Parts

Head- Contains the nucleus and has half of the chromosomes that it needs to be a full human being.

Mid-Piece- Creates energy for the sperm.

Tail- Propels the sperm through the females body

Important Male And Female Hormones

Testosterone- A sex hormone it is the main hormone in males.

Estrogen- A major sex cell in a female's reproductive system.

Progesterone- A major sex cell in a female's reproductive system.

Embryonic vocabulary

Uterus- Where the fully developed egg that may or may not be fertilized goes after it is fully developed.

Placenta- The embryo's organ of respiration, nourishment, and excretion.

Umbilical Cord- The energy line that connects the baby to the placenta .

Risks For Embryos During Pregnancy

If the mom drinks the baby could mutate or die, If the mom smokes the baby could mutate or die, If the mom gets into sexual intercourse the baby could die, If the mom gets punched in the stomach the baby could die, If the mom is obese or really big but not obese the baby could turn out to be big and/or have breathing problems.