J cowpers gland two small glands that secrete a clear

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j. Cowper’s Gland: two small glands that secrete a clear, lubricating fluid into the urethra.
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k. Ejaculation: the passage of the sperm from the penis and is a result of muscular contractions. 4. Facts and Information about the Male Reproductive System a. Circumcision: surgical removal of the foreskin from the penis. Reduces the risk of infections and cancers. b. Inguinal Hernia: intestines pushes through the inguinal canal into the scrotum. Lifting heavy objects and stress. Painful and surgery is needed. c. Mumps and Sterility: Infection could damage the internal glands such as the testes and seminal tubules. d. Rectal Examination: One way to check for Prostate cancer is having a rectal exam for irregularities. e. Testicular Exam: Most common between 15-34 years old. Checking the testes for lumps or tenderness. See a doctor if anything is abnormal. 5. Protecting your Male Reproductive Health: a. Bathe and Shower regularly b. Bend at the knees when lifting heavy objects c. Wear protective equipment while playing sports d. Perform Testicular Exams e. Have regular medical checkups f. Seek medical attention if anything is wrong g. Abstinence C. Pregnancy and Childbirth 1. Conception/Fertilization: the union of an ova and sperm. Ovulation usually occurs on the 14 th day of the menstrual cycle, and the ovum will travel into the fallopian tube. If sperm are present in the fallopian tube, fertilization could take place. 2. Heredity: the passing of characteristics from biological parents to their children a. Chromosome: a threadlike structure that carries genes b. Genes: a unit of hereditary material c. Genetic Counseling: a process by which a professional interprets medical information concerning genetics to prospective parents.
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d. Amniocentesis: a procedure in which a needle is inserted through the uterus to extract fluid from the amniotic sac ( a pouch that surrounds the fetus). The fluid is analyzed to determine if there is an genetic defect. e. Ultrasound: a process by which high frequency waves are used to bounce off the baby and produce an image on a monitor. 3. Pregnancy: a. Embryo: a name given to the developing baby from conception through the second month b. Fetus: a name given to the baby from the ninth week until birth. c. Placenta: an organ that anchors the embryo to the uterus d. umbilical cord: ropelike structure that connects the embryo to the placenta. 4. Prenatal Care: a. Purpose: care that is given to the mother to be and baby before birth. It includes medical exams, proper nutrition, reasonable exercise, rest/relaxation, childbirth education, and avoidance of drugs.
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