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Histology of the Testis

Histology of the Ovary

Gametogenesis (→Formation of Gametes)

SAME in both sexes a) spermatogenesis, b) oogenesis

How gametogenesis differs in females

Follicle Development/Ovarian Cycle

Follicular stage [days1-13]

Ovulation [day14]

// Mature ovarian follicle ≈15mm in diameter

Luteal phase [days15-28]

IF FERTILISATION DOES NOT OCCUR

Uterine Cycle

Structure of a Mature Sperm Cell

Movement of Sperm in the Female Reproductive Tract

Structure of the Egg

Acrosome Reaction and Penetration of the Oocyte Membrane

Female Infertility

Male Infertility

In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)