Snapquiz - Fertility and The Pill

This is the Snapquiz on Fertility and The Pill. Click here or use the embedded video if you haven't watched the lesson yet.


Question 1. How does The Pill act as a contraceptive?

The uterus lining doesn't thicken and a woman's periods stop, preventing a fertilised egg cell from developing.
A barrier is formed in the vagina, preventing the sperm from reaching the egg cell.
If no egg cells mature, they can't be released or fertilised.
If oestrogen levels are too high the sperm can't survive to fertilise the egg.


Question 2. Which two hormone levels can be increased in preparation for in vitro fertilisation?

Oestrogen and progesterone.
FSH and LH.
FSH and oestrogen.
LH and oestrogen.


Question 3. Why was the formulation of The Pill changed?

Early versions didn't work.
Early versions caused side-effects such as nausea and gall stones.
Early versions were too costly to produce.
Early versions caused birth defects.


Question 4. What effect does The Pill have on the female body?

It stops the uterus lining from being shed during menstruation.
It stops oestrogen from causing the uterus lining to thicken.
It blocks FSH from stimulating the production of mature egg cells.
It blocks LH from stimulating the release of egg cells.


Question 5. Which of the following is a common problem with fertility treatments?

A greater chance of identical twins.
A greater chance of birth defects.
A greater chance of long-term health risks for the mother after pregnancy.
A greater chance of multiple babies being conceived.


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