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1. The term "ectopic pregnancy" refers to
    a "false" pregnancy
    an abnormally long pregnancy
    an embryo growing outside the uterus

2. Which of the following is not part of the process of conception?

3. The diaphragm prevents conception by
    preventing the egg from moving through the Fallopian tube
    preventing sperm from being deposited inside the vagina
    preventing the sperm from moving into the uterus

4. The term "fetus" is used for the developing unborn child
    in the first three months after conception
    in the second three months after conception
    in the last six months before birth

5. For a woman giving birth for the first time, the first stage of labor lasts, on the average,
    16 hours
    8 hours
    4 hours

6. Which percentage of pregnancies end in spontaneous abortions or miscarriages in the first six months?
    ca. 10 %
    ca. 25%
    ca. 50%

7. From the second to the third day of its growth, the fertilized egg cell is called

8. In the course of her life, a woman may produce the following number of eggs:

9. The period in which a mature egg can be fertilized by a sperm is
    one week
    ca. 72 hours
    less than 24 hours

10. Even under optimal conditions, only the following percentage of ejaculated sperm cells succeed in entering the uterus:

11. After she has given birth, the woman expels a so-called "afterbirth" from her vagina. It is the rest of the
    Graafian follicle
    corpus luteum

12. Which of the following is not a truly reliable sign of pregnancy?
    Considerable enlargement of the abdomen
    Several missing periods
    Heartbeat of the fetus heard through the stethoscope

13. The modern movement for conscious, easier childbirth owes much to
    Dr. F. Lemaitre
    Dr. G. Dick-Read
    Dr. F. Leboyer

14. The term "episiotomy" refers to
    a pregnancy outside the uterus
    an incision made in order to avoid a tear in the vaginal opening
    the incision made as part of a "Caesarean section"

15. Doctors today distinguish between the following kinds of signs indicating pregnancy:
    presumptive signs, probable signs, reliable signs
    probable signs, reliable signs, certain signs
    suspicious signs, presumptive signs, reliable signs

16. As a rule, a pregnant woman will give birth
    280 days (40 weeks) after the first day of her last menstruation
    280 days (40 weeks) after the first missed menstruation
    280 days (40 weeks) after the coitus that led to her pregnancy.

17. Following childbirth, many women experience a period characterized by
    a burst of energy
    an increased sexual appetite
    a depressed mood

18. The term "breech presentation" refers to a birth in which
    the baby's head emerges first
    the baby's hands emerge first
    the baby's feet or buttocks emerge first

19. The watery fluid produced by the mother's breasts immediately after birth is called

20. The volume of semen discharged in one ejaculation is usually
    ca. a teaspoon full
    ca. a soup spoon full
    ca. more than a soup spoon full

21. The man's chromosomes are carried in
    the tail of the sperm cell
    the head of the sperm cell
    in both the tail and the head of the sperm cell

22. During his fertile years, a man's gonads (testicles) every day produce the following number of sperm cells:
    several thousand
    several hundred thousand
    several million

23. During her fertile years, a woman's gonads (ovaries) every month produce the following number of egg cells:

24. The morula grows into blastocyst in ca.
    1 day
    3 days
    1 week

25. The process of implantation takes ca.
    1 day
    3 days
    1 week

26. Modern methods of childbirth were developed by
    Frédéric Leboyer
    Gregory Pincus
    Grantley Dick-Read

27. The contraceptive pill was developed thanks to the research of
    Fernand Lamaze
    Robert Bradley
    Carl Djerassi

28. Abortions performed in developed countries represent the following percentage of the world-wide total
    ca. 10%
    ca. 20%
    ca. 40%

29. Pregnancy control was advocated by
    Antonius van Leeuvenhoek
    Ignaz Semmelweis
    Margaret Sanger

30. A right to abortion was advocated by
    John Rock
    Susan B. Anthony
    Helene Stöcker

31. A live sperm cell was first seen under a microscope
   in the 17th century
   in the 18th century
   in the 19th century

32. "Gräfenberg ring" is the name for a
   hormonal contraceptive
   a special form of contraceptive diaphragm
   an intra-uterine device (IUD)

33. A US Supreme Court decision gave American women legal access to abortion in

34. The contraceptive pill became generally available in the

35. The Pearl index measures
   the failure rate of contraceptive methods
   the failure rate of artificial insemination
   the success rate of infertility treatments

36. Who of the following was not a pioneer of modern childbirth?
   Thomas Malthus
   Fernand Lamaze
   Anthony Comstock

37. The term "post partum depression" refers to
   a permanent depression related to infertility
   a temporary depression after childbirth
   a temporary depression after an abortion

38. World wide, the number of abortions per year is around
   15 million
   25 million
   45 million

39. The term "in vitro fertilization" refers to
   fertilization inside the Fallopian tube
   fertilization inside the uterus
   fertilization inside a glass dish

40. Which of the following can be considered a reliable sign of pregnancy?
   missing the regular menstrual period
   nausea (morning sickness)
   heartbeat of the fetus

41. The term "Rh factor" refers to
   the risk of developing rheumatic fever during pregnancy
   the success rate of the "rhythm method" of contraception
   an antigen present in the blood of most people
42. A fetus may survive a premature delivery after
   4 months
   5 months
   6 months

43. For an unassisted fertilization to occur, the number of sperm in one ejaculation must be at least
   1 million
   10 million
   200 million

44. The term "toxemia" refers to
   a medical procedure used in determining fertility
   a disease of pregnancy
   a substance contained in contraceptive pills

45. The percentage of pregnancies ending in spontaneous abortions or miscarriages is around

46. As ancient Greek authors report, in their culture the following was considered helpful in limiting populations:
   infanticide (killing the newborn)
   exposure of newborns to the elements
   encouraging homosexuality

47. On the average, of fertile women having regular vaginal intercourse without using contraception, the following percentage will get pregnant within a year:
   55 %

48. Ignaz Semmelweis was
   a biologist who discovered the human egg cell
   a physician who improved the safety of childbirth
   a biochemist who contributed to the development of the contraceptive pill

49. Immediately after birth the mother's breasts produce
   a small amount of blood, indicating that she must wait a few hours before
       nursing her baby
   a watery substance helping to immunize the baby

50. The term "episiotomy" refers to
   a medical test to determine the health of the fetus
   a form of sterilization
   an incision designed to facilitate the birth of a baby

51. The length of a sperm cell is ca.
   one half the diameter of an egg cell
   one third the diameter of an egg cell
   equal to the diameter of an egg cell

52. The number of mature egg cells normally produced by a woman's ovaries is
   10 per month
   5 per month
   1 per month

53. Carl Ernst von Baer
   developed one of the first intra-uterine devices (IUDs)
   discovered the human sperm cell
   discovered the human egg cell

54. A normal human pregnancy lasts ca.
   35 weeks
   40 weeks
   45 weeks

55. The three stages of conception are (in sequence):
   fertilization, insemination, implantation
   segmentation, fertilization, implantation
   fertilization, segmentation, implantation

56. After birth, the uterus shrinks back to its previous size. This takes ca.
   6 days
   6 weeks
   6 months

58. An expectant mother can usually feel the movements of the growing fetus inside her shortly after
   the 8th week of pregnancy
   the12th week of pregnancy
   the 16th week of pregnancy

59. The scientific term for potential births is

60. The term "gamete" means
   a medical instrument used in artificial insemination
   the fertilized egg
   a female or male reproductive cell (egg and sperm)

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