Some of the Final Vocabulary - Human Sexuality

Some of the Final Vocabulary - Human Sexuality - Final Rest...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Final – Rest of Vocab Combination birth control pills – birth controls that contain a combination of estrogen and progestin Failure rate – the pregnancy rate occurring using a particular contraceptive methods; the percentage of women who will be pregnant after a year of use of the method Triphasic pill – A birth control pill containing a steady level of estrogen and three phases of progesterone, intended to mimic more closely women’s natural hormonal cycles Intrauterine device (IUD) – A plastic device sometimes containing metal or a hormone that is inserted into the uterus for contraceptive purposes Diaphragm – A cap-shaped rubber contraceptive device that fits inside a women’s vagina over the cervix Cervical Cap – A method of birth control involving a rubber cap that fits snugly over the cervix. Male Condom – A contraceptive sheath that is placed over the penis Spermicide – A substance that kills sperm Douching – flushing out the inside of the vagina with a liquid Withdrawal – a method of birth control in which the man withdraws his penis from his partner’s vagina before he has an organism Rhythm method – a method of birth control that involves abstaining from intercourse around the time the woman ovulates Calendar method – A type of rhythm method of birth control in which the woman determines when she ovulates by keeping a calendar record of the length of her menstrual cycles Basal body temperature (BBT) method – A type of rhythm method of birth control in which the woman determines when she ovulates by keeping track of her temperature Cervical mucus method – A type of rhythm method of birth control in which the woman determines when she ovulates by checking her cervical mucus Sympto-thermal method – A type of rhythm method of birth control combining the basal body temperature method and the cervical mucus method Sterilization – A surgical procedure by which an individual is made sterile, that is, incapable of reproducing Vasectomy – A surgical procedure for male sterilization involving severing of the vas Deferens Minilaparotomy – A method of female sterilization Erotophobes – People who feel guilty and fearful about sex Erotophiles – People who feel comfortable with sex, lacking in feelings of guilt and fear about sex Abortion – The termination of a pregnancy Vacuum aspiration – A method of abortion that is performed during the first trimester and involves suctioning out the contents of the uterus Hysterotomy – A surgical method of abortion done in the late second trimester Mifepristone – The abortion pill Artificial insemination – procedure in which sperm are placed into the vagina by means
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
other than sexual intercourse Embryo transfer – A procedure in which an embryo is transferred from the Uterus of one woman into the uterus of another In vitro fertilization (IVF) – A procedure in which an egg is fertilized by sperm in a laboratory dish GIFT – Gamete intrafallopian transfer, a procedure in which sperm and eggs are collected
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course SOC 160 taught by Professor Delamater during the Fall '07 term at Wisconsin.

Page1 / 7

Some of the Final Vocabulary - Human Sexuality - Final Rest...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online