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Oral Contraceptives
Oral contraceptives inhibit the hormone FSH.

Oral Contraceptives

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This middle school Biology quiz is all about oral contraceptives - the method of birth control commonly known as 'The Pill'. Oral contraceptives are also known as birth control pills. Human fertility is controlled by hormones so oral contraceptives contain small amounts of female sex hormones that inhibit eggs from developing in the ovary.

1.
Oral contraceptives inhibit which hormone?
FSH
LH
Estrogen
Progesterone
This targets the ovary and carries the message that prepares an egg cell for release
2.
Where does fertilization normally take place?.
In the vagina
In the uterus
In the egg tube (fallopian tube)
In the ovary
The fertilized egg then becomes implanted in the thickened wall of the uterus
3.
The mini pill only contains one hormone. Which one?
Estrogen
Testosterone
Progesterone
Thyroxine
Progesterone is also found in the injection and implants. It is preferred by many women as there tend to be fewer side effects
4.
Why is the contraceptive implant more effective than the oral contraceptive?
Cannot overdose
Cannot forget to take it
Releases a much larger dose
Delivers hormone directly into blood
Many women choose to have the implant for the convenience, effectiveness and lack of side effects
5.
Birth control pills with the fewest side effects contain which hormone?
Estrogen
Progesterone
FSH
LH
It is produced naturally in the ovary
6.
What do we call an unwanted effect of a drug?
A controlled effect
A therapeutic effect
A side effect
A new effect
Side effects can be trivial or serious
7.
Oral contraceptives are used for preventing what?
Reproduction
Pregnancy
Headache
Periods
Oral contraceptives are one of the most effective ways of preventing pregnancy
8.
In humans, what are the male and female gametes called?
Egg and zygote
Sperm and egg
Egg and spoon
Egg and clone
When the egg fuses with the sperm it is said to be fertilized
9.
What is a fertilized egg known as?
A clone
A zygote
An ovum
A sperm
A zygote is formed from the fusion of the male and female gametes
10.
Combined oral contraceptives contain which hormone?
Adrenaline
LH
FSH
Estrogen
This suppresses the production of FSH
Author:  Donna Maria Davidson

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