Disorders of reproductive System

Week 11 Discussion

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Disorders of the Reproductive Systems

While the male and female reproductive systems are unique to each sex, they share a common function—reproduction. Disorders of this system range from delayed development to structural and functional abnormalities. Since many reproductive disorders not only result in physiological consequences but also psychological consequences such as embarrassment, guilt, or profound disappointment, patients are often hesitant to seek treatment. Advanced practice nurses need to educate patients on disorders and help relieve associated stigmas. During patient evaluations, patients must feel comfortable answering questions so that you, as a key health care provider, will be able to diagnose and recommend treatment options. As you begin this Discussion, consider reproductive disorders that you would commonly see in the clinical setting. 

To prepare for this Discussion:
•Review Chapter 22 and Chapter 23 in the McPhee and Hammer text, as well as Chapter 32 in the Huether and McCance text.
•Select two disorders of the male and/or female reproductive systems that interest you. Consider the similarities and differences between the disorders. 
•Select one of the following factors: genetics, ethnicity, age, or behavior. Think about how the factor you selected might impact the diagnosis of and treatment for the reproductive disorders. 

Post on or before Day 3 a description of the two reproductive disorders you selected, including their similarities and differences. Then explain how the factor you selected might impact the diagnosis of treatment for the reproductive disorders. 

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Week 11 Learning Resources 

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Required Resources

Readings
•Huether, S. E., & McCance, K. L. (2012). Understanding pathophysiology (Laureate custom ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby. ◦Chapter 31, “Structure and Function of the Reproductive Systems”

This chapter establishes a foundation for examining alterations of reproductive systems by examining the female and male reproductive systems. It covers the development of both reproductive systems and effects of aging on the systems. 
◦Chapter 32, “Alterations of the Reproductive Systems, Including Sexually Transmitted Infections”

This chapter covers alterations of the female and male reproductive systems. It also explores the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, evaluation, and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. 

•McPhee, S. J., & Hammer, G. D. (2012). Pathophysiology of disease: An introduction to clinical medicine (Laureate Education, Inc., custom ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Medical. ◦Chapter 22, “Disorders of the Female Reproductive Tract”

This chapter reviews the normal structure and function of the female reproductive tract. It then examines disorders specific to the female reproductive tract such as menstrual disorders and infertility. 
◦Chapter 23, “Disorders of the Male Reproductive Tract”

This chapter reviews the normal structure and function of the male reproductive tract. It then explores disorders specific to the male reproductive tract such as male infertility and benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Media
•Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2012b). Final course review. Baltimore, MD: Author. 

This media is an interactive final review covering course content.

Note: Although this media piece references Week 12, the content associated with Week 12 is a review of Week 2.

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