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1
All of the following have been used for their contraceptive effects by women in traditional societies EXCEPT:
A)drinking fermented cactus juice
B)ingesting the seeds of the Queen Anne's lace plant
C)inserting substances like crocodile dung into the vagina
D)using the sap from the silphium plant
2
The New York Society for the Suppression of Vice is most associated with which of the following?
A)Roman Catholicism's teachings on sexual morality
B)Comstock Laws
C)Republican platform of 1960
D)None of these
3
Who founded the National Birth Control League?
A)Virginia Johnson
B)Alfred Kinsey
C)Margaret Sanger
D)Virginia Wolff
4
The Supreme Court's ruling in Eisenstadt v. Baird removed a final state barrier to providing contraceptive information to unmarried individuals in which year?
A)1953
B)1964
C)1972
D)1978
5
Which country has one of the highest rates of infant mortality in the industrialized world?
A)Great Britain
B)Japan
C)Netherlands
D)United States
6
According to Kelly, which country fosters increased birth rates through a plan called the "Plus One Plan"?
A)United Kingdom
B)Singapore
C)Ukraine
D)Japan
7
It is estimated that the average cost of raising a child in the United States, including housing, clothing, medical care, public education, and transportation, is:
A)$150,000
B)$200,000
C)$250,000
D)$300,000
8
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that _____ percent of all pregnancies worldwide are unwanted.
A)10
B)25
C)40
D)55
9
Which of the world's major religious groups are opposed to efforts that encourage use of birth control or abortion?
A)fundamentalist Muslim and Jewish
B)Jewish and Roman Catholicism
C)Protestant Christian and Hindu
D)fundamentalist Muslim and Roman Catholicism
10
Which of the following is NOT offered by Kelly as a factor to consider when choosing a contraceptive?
A)availability
B)cost
C)safety
D)age
11
The "perfect" or "lowest observed" failure rate is referred to as the:
A)normative failure rate
B)statististical failure rate
C)typical use failure rate
D)theoretical failure rate
12
Which of the following forms of birth control has a high risk of pregnancy and is used by 20 percent of college students?
A)coitus interruptus
B)male condom
C)outercourse
D)spermicidal foams or jellies
13
The combined oral contraceptive birth control pill contains:
A)testosterone and estrogen
B)estrogen and progestin
C)stabilizers and inhibitors
D)inhibitors and artificial hormones
14
All of the following are noncontraceptive benefits of oral contraceptives EXCEPT:
A)lighter menstrual periods
B)stable rates of heart disease
C)decreased incidence of breast cysts
D)increasing bone mass
15
The symptom that a contraceptive pill user should consider as a warning sign for the development of liver disease is:
A)pain in the abdomen
B)frequent urination
C)headache
D)diarrhea
16
One of the newest, nonoral hormonal contraceptives on the market is:
A)contraceptive implants
B)injections of long-acting progestin
C)testicular patches of hormones
D)vaginal rings
17
Recent research has demonstrated that spermicides:
A)may be more effective contraceptives than once thought
B)can enhance sex play
C)may increase the risks of infection by STDs
D)are likely to prevent implantation of fertilized eggs
18
Diaphragms and cervical caps may increase the risk of a women developing:
A)staphylococcal infection
B)uterine prolapse
C)toxic shock syndrome
D)prolific vaginitis
19
Intrauterine devices (IUDs) have been used for over a century and were particularly popular during the:
A)1920s and 1930s
B)1940s and 1950s
C)1960s and 1970s
D)1980s and 1990s
20
For the first three weeks following the insertion of an IUD, the woman has a slightly greater risk of developing:
A)toxic shock syndrome
B)pelvic inflammatory disease
C)prolific vaginitis
D)uterine prolapse
21
Advantages of the female condom (or vaginal pouch) include all of the following EXCEPT:
A)it conducts body heat well, enhancing sensation for both partners
B)it almost never breaks or leaks
C)it almost never slips out of place
D)it's the only method women can take full responsibility for that helps protect from disease transmission
22
The effective use of natural family planning (once referred to as the rhythm method) relies on:
A)avoiding the use of artificial forms of sexual stimulation
B)careful and complete instruction by trained specialists
C)having intercourse according to the couple's natural rhythm of desire
D)using herbal and vitamin supplements
23
All of the following are fertility awareness methods EXCEPT:
A)metabolic method
B)calendar method
C)basal body temperature method
D)mucus method
24
Which of the following are procedures involved in voluntary surgical contraception (or sterilization)?
A)laparoscopy or laparotomy
B)tubal ligation
C)vasectomy
D)All of these
25
A sterilization procedure which involves the insertion of a coil through the uterus into each fallopian tube is called:
A)laparoscopy
B)laparotomy
C)tubal ligation
D)None of these
26
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists technically defines pregnancy as:
A)fertilization
B)germination
C)implantation
D)differentiation
27
All of the following possible forms of contraception are under development EXCEPT:
A)contraceptive vaccines for women
B)testosterone implants and progestin injections for men
C)levonorgestrel implants and testosterone injections in men
D)estrogen patches for men
28
In India, a contraceptive vaccine for women involves immunizing women against:
A)human chorionic gonadotropin
B)luteinizing hormone
C)both A and B
D)neither A nor B
29
Worldwide unwanted pregnancies take an enormous toll. During a recent six-year period it was estimated that _____ million unwanted pregnancies had occurred, resulting in the deaths of about ______ women who had inadequate medical care.
A)220; 350,000
B)338; 700,000
C)401; 900,000
D)510; 975,000
30
Up until about 1970, the majority of young women who had unintended pregnancies placed their babies up for adoption. Today, fewer than ____ relinquish their babies to adoption.
A)5%
B)10%
C)15%
D)20%
31
About 90 percent of abortions in the United States are performed within the first trimester. The method of abortion most often used in the first 12 weeks is:
A)dilation and evacuation
B)vacuum curettage
C)dilation and curettage
D)prostaglandin-induced abortion
32
An abortion can legally be performed in the United States through the ____week of pregnancy (measured from the last day of the menstrual period).
A)20th
B)22nd
C)24th
D)26th
33
RU 486 or Mifepristone is now routinely used in the United States for:
A)countering infection after abortion
B)inducing early abortions
C)stabilizing at-risk pregnancies
D)a morning-after pill
34
During the 13- to 16-week period the usual abortion method employed is:
A)saline induced abortion
B)duilation and evacuation
C)prostaglandin induced abortion
D)vacuum cutterage
35
Vacuum aspiration involves the dilation of the cervical opening. A gentle approach to cervical dilation involves the use of:
A)dried seaweed
B)valium
C)vinegar and water
D)balloons
36
Most abortions later in pregnancy (16–24 weeks) usually employ procedures that:
A)render the fetus nonviable
B)involve radiation
C)are contingent upon the use of testosterone
D)None of these
37
Postabortion syndrome:
A)is the primary cause of suicide in women who have had abortions
B)was first identified by the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth
C)has increased in frequency since the 1970s
D)does not seem to have evidence to support its existence
38
All of the following statements currently apply to stem-cell research EXCEPT:
A)it is controversial because it uses embryonic tissue from in-vitro fertilization
B)it may help with treating Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease
C)it may help with treating diabetes, epilepsy, and other neuromuscular disorders
D)stem cells are more likely to be rejected by the recipient's immune system







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