Discovering Human Sexuality 4e Chapter 2 Learning Objectives

1. Review the anatomy of the human female external genitalia, including its secretory, muscular, and erectile components.

Textbook Reference: A Woman’s Vulva Includes Her Mons, Labia, Vaginal Opening, and Clitoris

2. Describe forms of female circumcision. Discuss its cultural significance, its impact on individuals, and the associated public policy controversies.

Textbook Reference: A Woman’s Vulva Includes Her Mons, Labia, Vaginal Opening, and Clitoris

3. Review the structure and function of the human female internal reproductive tract, and discuss the bacterial microclimate of the vagina.

Textbook Reference: The Vagina Is the Outermost Portion of the Female Reproductive Tract

4. Describe the G-spot and the controversy regarding whether it exists.

Textbook Reference: The Vagina Is the Outermost Portion of the Female Reproductive Tract

5. Describe the structure and function of the uterus.

Textbook Reference: The Uterus Serves a Double Duty

6. Identify the causes, symptoms, and treatments of common uterine disorders, and summarize the costs and benefits of hysterectomy.

Textbook Reference: The Uterus Serves a Double Duty; The Ovaries Produce Ova and Sex Hormones

7. Outline the primary functions of the ovaries and the oviducts.

Textbook Reference: The Oviducts Are the Site of Fertilization; The Ovaries Produce Ova and Sex Hormones

8. Describe the major classes and known functions of sex hormones. Discuss the roles of the hypothalamus, anterior pituitary, and ovaries in their production and secretion.

Textbook Reference: The Ovaries Produce Ova and Sex Hormones

9. Detail the three phases of the menstrual cycle, including hormonal changes and the status of the ovary, uterus, and cervix.

Textbook Reference: Menstruation Is a Biological Process with Cultural and Practical Aspects

10. Discuss the most common problems associated with menstruation and describe effective treatments.

Textbook Reference: Menstrual Problems Are Common but Treatable

11. Identify the broader role sex steroids play in physical development and lifelong health.

Textbook Reference: Menstrual Problems Are Common but Treatable

12. Review the structure and function of the breasts.

Textbook Reference: The Breasts Have Both Erotic and Reproductive Significance

13. Describe risk factors associated with breast cancer, and explain the various screening and treatment options available.

Textbook Reference: Breast Cancer Mortality Can Be Reduced