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How does artificial insemination (AIH) increase the likelihood of conception?
Sperm count is increased by collecting and combining sperm.
A woman very eager to become pregnant takes a home pregnancy test about a week before her period is due because there is a chance an egg has already been fertilized. She is devastated when the test comes back negative, but then fails to get her period a week later. What would a doctor be most likely to tell her?
She took the pregnancy test too early and should retest, because she may be pregnant.
In the United States, a woman or her doctor might choose to deliver a baby by Caesarian section for all of the following reasons except
it is less risky than natural childbirth.
An obstetric fistula is:
a child birth injury resulting in a hole between the vagina and the rectum and/or the bladder
A woman's breasts have begun to release small amounts of colostrum and she feels the need to urinate frequently. Her energy level is high and she is not experiencing any nausea, but she has difficulty sleeping now that she can feel her baby's movements. She is likely
in the second trimester of pregnancy.
An MRI study of coitus revealed that
da Vinci's depiction of the penis during coitus was inaccurate
According to statistics, which of the following couples would be the least likely to break up?
A married man and woman of the same age and race
According to NHSLS data, fellatio was rated as "very appealing" by more _______, and cunnilingus was rated as "very appealing" by more _______.
men than women; men than women
Penetration of the vagina by a penis is called
Testosterone levels are 10 to 20 times lower in women than in men but are higher before ovulation than at other times in women's menstrual cycles; this suggests that
testosterone could be responsible for a greater interest in sex before ovulation.
Researchers analyzing brain images have determined that similar areas of the brain light up when people are sexually aroused, look at a photo of someone they love, or take drugs like cocaine. An analysis of this phenomenon would suggest
each of these activities stimulates the brain's pleasure center.
The increase in blood flow to the genitals that is part of the excitement phase of sexual arousal is called _______, and in women, leads to vaginal lubrication.
According to studies, a woman who wants to make herself appear more sexually attractive should use
makeup to make her lips appear fuller and her eyes, larger.
Male animals that have just mated are more likely to mate again when they
have a new partner to mate with
Of the following categories of sex chromosome abnormalities, which has the least noticeable symptoms and is therefore most likely to go undiagnosed?
If prenatal testosterone exposure leads to male gender development, then girls affected by congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) would be expected to show higher abilities than unaffected girls in all of these behaviors or skills except
The term "transitioning" refers to the
process of changing anatomical sex and gender role to match a person's gender identity.
Which of the following scenarios would most likely cause the greatest jealousy in a young wife?
Knowing her husband maintains a relationship with a past girlfriend
A person is born male but identifies as female. This person chooses to have hormone therapy and sexual reassignment surgery. The most precise way to identify this person after the treatment is as a
Which structures, in order, does sperm pass through from spermatogenesis to ejaculation?
Seminiferous tubules → epididymis → vas deferens → urethra
Untreated priapism damages the penis because
blood stops circulating, causing oxygen deprivation.
A man is extremely tall and thin. Tests show he also has a very low sperm count. This man most likely suffers from which hormonal condition?
Which method of achieving an erection is least likely to require the brain's involvement?
Tactile stimulation of the penis
A woman visits her doctor because urine leaks when she sneezes and she has had difficulty attaining orgasm since the birth of her child. Her doctor is likely to diagnose
weak pelvic floor muscles.
The scientific term used to describe the entire female external genital area is
The fimbria, a portion of the oviduct near the uterus consisting of a flared, fringed opening,
helps draw the ovum into the oviduct.
A researcher has asked women who live alone, women who live with one female roommate, and women who share a house with a large group of women to track the timing of their menstrual cycles. This researcher is most likely testing _______ which _______.
menstrual synchrony; remains controversial
Women whose ovaries had been removed were given injections of estrogens alone, estrogens plus androgens, or no injections (control).
androgen is the most significant hormone associated with sexual desire.
Freud called adult sexual desires directed toward atypical targets
The American social activist who campaigned for the right to learn about and use contraception was
In societies that believe in partible paternity,
women often have multiple sex partners.
Pawlowski and colleagues explored the question of whether risk-taking during street crossings reflected sexual displays. The study demonstrated that
men make higher-risk street crossings if women are present.
In a 2013 study, Perry and colleagues discovered that gay men had higher levels of empathy than straight men, and lesbian women had lower levels of empathy than straight women. This study suggests that empathy
shares a developmental process with sexual preference.