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?

If oestrogen levels are too high the sperm can't survive to fertilise the egg.
If no egg cells mature, they can't be released or fertilised.
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.

Question 2. What effect does The Pill have on the female body?

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

Question 3. Which two hormone levels can be increased in preparation for in vitro fertilisation?

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

Question 4. Which of the following is a common problem with fertility treatments?

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.
A greater chance of identical twins.

Question 5. Which individual hormone level can be increased as a fertility treatment?


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