This unit discusses the male and female reproductive systems and changes in the anatomy and physiology across the lifespan. Common disorders, diseases, hormonal changes, diagnostic procedures, pharmacological agents and nutritional needs are discussed. Also included is a discussion of women’s health issues including birth control methods. The unit emphasizes the nursing interventions and psychosocial aspects for the care of the client with disorders of the reproductive system. Selected clinical experiences allow the student to practice appropriate nursing skills.
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