Glossary

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

An infection occurring in the female reproductive system, of which vaginitis, cervicitis, salpingitis, and oophoritis are subsets.

Pergonal

A fertility drug used to induce ovulation.

Postcoital Test

A test performed on cervical mucus a few hours after intercourse to determine the number and motility of sperm.

Progesterone

The hormone produced by the corpus luteum during the second half of a woman's cycle. It thickens the lining of the uterus to prepare it to accept implantation of a fertilised egg.

Prostate

A small gland about the size of a walnut, located below the bladder. It produces some of the sperm-carrying fluid for the semen.

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