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Chapter 16: Endrocrine and Reproductive Health

Student Web Activities Lesson 3: The Female Reproductive System

Infertility is generally defined as the inability to have a baby after a year of trying. Though becoming a parent is probably years away for you, what you do now can affect your family in the future. This Web site will give you some insights into the relationship between a woman's age and infertility, as well as things you can do now to protect your fertility.

Links to Explore:


  • Click on the link and read the fact sheet on infertility.
  • Answer the following questions:

How common is infertility?
How often is infertility caused by male reproductive problems?
List three factors that can increase a woman’s risk of infertility.
At what point does a woman's ability to become pregnant dramatically drop?
How often can infertility be successfully treated?
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