Biology B1 2.7 Using hormones.

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What can the incorrect use of plant hormones cause?
Damage to the environment, e.g. weedkillers may harm other more useful plants.
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Why do many women use the contraceptive pill?
To prevent unwanted pregnancies and plan when they have a baby.
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What can be used to help women to have babies when they are older and have fertility problems?
Hormones, such as follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinising hormone (LH), treatment may also involve using egg donors who are given hormones to produce extra eggs.
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What can taking hormones for a long time lead to in some women?
Side effects.
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Who may plant hormones be used by?
farmers and gardeners.
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What are weedkillers used for?
Killing unwanted plants on lawns.
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Why are hormones used when cuttings are taken from plants?
To encourage roots to grow before the cutting is planted.
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How can plant hormones be used in for food production?
Some hormones are used to encourage fruit to ripen.
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What are the benefits to women of taking hormones?
Contraceptives prevent unwanted pregnancies, allows couples to plan their family and gives women control over their lives. Fertility drugs used in IVF allows infertile women to have babies.
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What are the ethical concerns about using fertility drugs?
Much older women have babies, extra embryos may be produced and stored.
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Why is it important to use plant hormones correctly in agriculture?
The hormones might kill trees or other plants as well as weeds.
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**KNOW THE DISADVANTAGES AND ADVANTAGES OF USING HORMONES TO CONTROL FERTILITY**
**EVALUATE**
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