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Case Study 2 - Reproductive System Case Study 2 - Reproductive System Aya Maytham Springfield Technical Community College Abstract
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Case Study 2 - Reproductive System Angela, 26-year-old married woman with no children. My husband, Doug, and I have been trying to get pregnant for over two years now and my doctor has suggested that I consider fertility drug treatments. The irony of our situation is that I have been taking a birth control pill for five years to prevent getting pregnant, and now my doctor suggests that I take another drug to help me get pregnant. When I went off birth control, about a year ago, my menstrual cycle became very irregular. I had been taking a birth control drug called Ortho Tri-Cyclen. To be perfectly honest, I don't understand how it works because my periods were more regular when I was on the pill than when I went off of it. Discussion 1. Gonadotropins are hormones that stimulate ovaries to produce follicles, which contain the egg or oocyte. These gonadotropins are responsible for the production of luteinizing hormone and the follicular stimulating hormone thereby stimulating the ovaries to produce eggs. (Hartsoch) 2. Clomid is a drug that is generally used in infertility treatments to induce ovulation in women where the production of egg or the release of the egg is a problem.This drug acts on the
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