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Do You Actually Know How Babies Are Made?

Do you remember?

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    The release of an egg into the sperm cell
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    The fusion of a male and a female zygote
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    The release of sperm cells into the egg
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    The fusion of a male and a female gamete
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    Fertilisation is when male and female gametes fuse together.

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    The uterus
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    The ovary
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    The fallopian tube
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    The vagina
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    An egg travels through the fallopian tube, and if a sperm cell is present, it may fertilise the egg.

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    Up to 1 month
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    Around 3-4 days
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    Around 5-7 days
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    Around 24 hours
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    Studies show that sperm can survive for up to five days, and the NHS says it might even be able to live for seven days.

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    Gamete
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    Zygote
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    Embryo
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    Spermazoid
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    The male and female gametes join together to form a zygote, which then goes on to form an embryo.

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    46
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    23
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    15
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    54
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    The sperm and the egg each contain 23 chromosomes. When the egg is fertilised it contains 46 chromosomes, arranged as 23 pairs.

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    The vagina
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    The ovary
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    The fallopian tube
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    The uterus
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    Once fertilised, the egg travels along the fallopian tube and implants in the uterus. In rare cases, the fertilised egg begins to grow elsewhere, usually in a fallopian tube. This is called an ectopic pregnancy, and won't result in a baby.

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    During menopause
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    During menstruation
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    During ovulation
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    During oestrogen
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    The egg is released during ovulation.

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    By killing the sperm
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    By preventing ovulation
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    By causing menopause
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    By blocking ejaculation
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    The Pill is a contraceptive that uses hormones to prevent ovulation.

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    The egg travels back to the ovary
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    The egg waits until a sperm arrives
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    The egg breaks apart
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    The egg travels back up the fallopian tube
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    If an egg is not fertilised it disintegrates, and the thickened lining of the uterus is shed, resulting in a period.

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