Case Study 10

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Ryan and Megan’s Story

A. Ryan mentioned a semen discharge. What four glands contribute to semen?
a. Seminal fluid is a liquid that consist of secretions of the seminiferous tubules, seminal vesicles, prostate and bulbourethral glands.

B. One reliable birth control method that Ryan is unlikely to select at this time in his life is a vasectomy. What is a vasectomy and what happens to a man’s sperm after the procedure?
A vasectomy is a surgery that cuts the vas deferens, which is the tube that carries sperm from the testicles to the urethra. After a successful vasectomy sperm is unable to travel out of the testes.

C. Why do sperms have at most 48 hours to live after ejaculation?
a. The middle piece contains mitochondria arranged in a spiral, which provide ATP for locomotion of the sperm to the secondary oocyte and for sperm metabolism. Seminal fluid is alkaline and the inside of the female vagina is acidic causing destruction of the sperm. They are usually unable to live in the acidic environment for more than 48 hrs.

D. Megan is hoping to become pregnant someday. When the day comes, in which part of her body would fertilization of her secondary oocyte likely occur?
a. Fertilization usually occurs in the uterine tubes after ovulation has occurred. This usually takes place in the ampulla of the uterine tube.

E. How could damage to Megan’s uterine tubes complicate fertilization or pregnancy?
a. If there is scar tissue as a result of infections, sperm could possible not reach the oocyte for fertilization. If it does, and scar tissue is present the oocyte could implant with uterine tube or pelvic cavity.

F. The Pap smear that Megan mentions is a routine exam of the female reproductive tract through biopsy of the vagina and cervix. Why is the cervix an important location to test?
a. The cervix is vulnerable to several health…...

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