Lecture 7 - Reproductive system

Abstinence only method that is guaranteed 100

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Unformatted text preview: d surgery for older) •Done chemically (e.g. RU-486 & prostaglandins) to expel the embryo and the endometrial discharge Other methods 3. Abstinence •Only method that is guaranteed 100% effective •Also very difficult Some diseases passed on through sexual intercourse Disease Microbial Agent Major symptoms & Effects Treatment Chlamydial infections Chlamydia trachomatis (bacterium) Genital discharge, itching; painful urination; pelvic inflammatory disease (PID); no symptoms in women Antibiotics Gonorrhea Neisseria gonnorrhoeae (bacterium) Genital discharge; painful urination; PID; sometimes no symptoms in women Antibiotics Syphilis Treponema pallidum (bacterium) Ulcer on genitals in early stages; spreads throughout body and can be fatal if untreated Antibiotics for early stages Genital herpes Herpes symplex Recurring symptoms: small blisters virus 2, on genitals, painful urination,skin sometimes virus 1 inflammation; linked to cervical cancer, miscarriage, birth defects can shorten duration of symptoms Some diseases passed on through sexual intercourse Disease Microbial Agent Major symptoms & Effects Genital warts Papilloma-viruses Painless growths on genitals; some of viruses linked to cancer Treatment Removal by freezing AIDS & HIV infection HIV (virus) Destroys helper T-cells, leaving Combination the immune system helpless of drugs against other infectious agents or cancer Trichomonia sis Trichomonas vaginalis (protozoan) Vagi...
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