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1

Some women cannot have babies because their eggs do not mature. What hormone are they not producing?

FSH

2

Why might a woman find it difficult to get pregnant?

She is not producing enough FSH so her eggs are not maturing.

3

How can Doctors help women who have fertility problems?

FSH can be injected to mature eggs
LH can be injected to release eggs

4

What are the PROs of injecting women with FSH and LH?

It allows women with fertility problems to have a baby.

5

What are the CONs of injecting women with hormones like FSH and LH?

Not guaranteed to help women get pregnant
Can cause multiple pregnancies (twins, triplets etc.)
Hormones can cause vomiting.
Expensive

6

What are the two methods of helping women with fertility problems to get pregnant?

Hormones injections (FSH, LH)
I.V.F. treatment

7

What does I.V.F. stand for?

In Vitro Fertilisation

8

Describe the 5 steps involved in IVF treatment.

Inject woman with FSH & LH to mature & release eggs
Collect eggs from ovaries
Fertilise eggs in lab using mans sperm
Grow fertilised eggs into embryos
Put embryos into womans uterus

9

What are the PROs of IVF treatment

Can give an infertile couple a child

10

What are the CONs of IVF treatment

Not guaranteed to help women get pregnant.
FSH and LH hormone injections can cause vomiting
Multiple births more likely (twins, triplets etc.)
Expensive