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Evaluation of the Infertile Couple

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What is the expected per-cycle fecundability rate (percent)?

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a. 25

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b. 50

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c. 75

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d. 85

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In couples attempting pregnancy, what percentage of women are expected to conceive within 1 year?

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a. 15

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b. 30

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c. 60

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d. 85

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Of the causes of infertility, which of the following is most likely encountered?

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a. Unexplained

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b. Male factors

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c. Tubal disease

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d. Ovulatory dysfunction

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A 30-year-old nulligravida has been trying to conceive for the past 2 years. She has no medical problems. She consumes five alcoholic drinks weekly and smokes one half pack of cigarettes daily. She describes herself as a heavy coffee drinker. She works in a dry cleaning facility. Which of the following exposures is LEAST likely to be affecting her fertility?

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a. Alcohol

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b. Caffeine

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c. Cigarettes

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d. Dry cleaning fluid

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d. Social

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How long does the spermatogenesis process take, starting from stem cell to mature sperm?

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a. 10 days

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b. 30 days

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c. 60 days

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d. 90 days

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Which of the following letters points toward the sperm nucleus?

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Reproduced, with permission, from McKinley M, O'Loughlin VD (eds): Reproductive system. In Human Anatomy. New York, McGraw-Hill, 2006, Figure 28-13.

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b. B

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c. C

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d. D

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