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. Why was the formulation of The Pill changed?

Early versions didn't work.
Early versions caused side-effects such as nausea and gall stones.
Early versions caused birth defects.
Early versions were too costly to produce.

Question 2. How is the modern version of The Pill different from early versions?

It only contains LH.
It contains much lower amounts of oestrogen and also contains progesterone.
It contains FSH and LH as well as oestrogen.
It contains much higher amounts of oestrogen.

Question 3. Which of the following is a common problem with fertility treatments?

A greater chance of birth defects.
A greater chance of identical twins.
A greater chance of multiple babies being conceived.
A greater chance of long-term health risks for the mother after pregnancy.

Question 4. How does The Pill act as a contraceptive?

If oestrogen levels are too high the sperm can't survive to fertilise the egg.
A barrier is formed in the vagina, preventing the sperm from reaching the egg cell.
The uterus lining doesn't thicken and a woman's periods stop, preventing a fertilised egg cell from developing.
If no egg cells mature, they can't be released or fertilised.

Question 5. What effect does The Pill have on the female body?

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

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