WEEKLY DISCUSSIONS2Week 11: Reproductive SystemSimilar to other disorders you have explored throughout this course, those of the reproductive system can result in alterations and symptoms that overlap with disorders in other body systems. Consider a patient presenting with pelvic and abdominal pain. The underlying root of the pain could be related to disorders of organs in the reproductive system, the gastrointestinal system, or both. Once you identify the underlying cause of pain or other symptoms, you must carefully diagnose patients. Since the reproductive system’s ultimate function is to bear children, related disorders can have a significant impact on patients physically and emotionally. As with any disorder, diagnoses must be made with care, as a misdiagnosis can cause undue stress and pain for patients.This week you examine the pathophysiology of reproductive system disorders. You also explore the impact of patient factors on the disorders.Learning Objectives Students will:Compare the pathophysiology of reproductive system disordersEvaluate the impact of patient factors on reproductive system disordersUnderstand and apply key terms, concepts, and principles related to alterations of male and female reproductive systemsLearning Resources Huether, S. E., & McCance, K. L. (2017). Understanding pathophysiology (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.Chapter 32, “Structure and Function of the Reproductive Systems”This chapter establishes a foundation for examining alterations of reproductive systems by examining the female and male reproductive systems. It covers the development of both reproductive systems and effects of aging on the systems.Chapter 33, “Alterations of the Female Reproductive System This chapter covers alterations of the female reproductive systems. It also explores the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, evaluation, and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.Chapter 34, “Alterations of the Male Reproductive System”This chapter covers alterations of the male reproductive systems. It also explores the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, evaluation, and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.Hammer, G. G. , & McPhee, S. (2014). Pathophysiology of disease: An introduction to clinical medicine. (7th ed.) New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.Chapter 22, “Disorders of the Female Reproductive Tract” This chapter reviews the normal structure and function of the female reproductive tract. It then examines disorders specific to the female reproductive tract such as menstrual disorders and infertility.