The males reproductive organs or genitals are both located inside and outside themales body. The males reproductive organs are the: Testicles, the duct system, which is made up of the epididymis and the vas deferens, the accessory glands, which include the seminal vesicles and prostate gland, and the penis. When a male reaches puberty or sexual maturity, the testicles or testes produce and store sperm cells. A male has two testes and produces millions of sperm cells. The testicles are oval shaped and about two inches long and one inch in diameter.
The testes are not only part of the reproduction system but also the endocrine system because they produce a hormone called testosterone. Testosterone is a very important part of the male body during puberty. It is the reason they grow bigger and stronger. Testosterone is the reason they grow facial hair, body hair, get deeper voices, and also helps production of sperm.
“Body hair begins growing rapidly during puberty. Some boys will start to notice facial hair growing. Body hair will also begin to grow on the legs, arms, chest, and pubic areas. The reason for growing hair in these many new places is that your body is changing and entering adolescence” (Your sexual health, 1).
The vas deferens and the epididymis are both tubular substances in the male reproduction system. The vas deferens is a muscular tube that is around the testes. The epididymis is a set of coiled tubes they hang in the sack with the testes. This sack is better known as the scrotum. The scrotums purpose is to residue the temperature of the testes because if the testicles temperature gets hotter than the body temperature the testes will not produce sperm. The scrotum changes size to maintain the right temperature, when he body is cold the scrotum shrinks to maintain body temperature. When the body is hot the scrotum expands to get rid of body heat. The accessory glands and the seminal vesicles and the prostate gland provide fluid and nutrients to nourish sperm. The seminal vesicles that are attached to the vas deferens side of the bladder. The prostate gland, which produce some semen,surrounds the ejaculatory ducts at the base of the urethra. The urethra is the carries the semen outside of the body, and it is part of the urinary tract because it also carries the urine to the outside of the body.
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The penis, which is another external part of the reproduction system, is made up of two parts,the shaft and the glans. The shaft is the main part of the penis. The glans is the tip of the penis better known as the head. At the end of the glan is a small slit in the penis, this is known as the urethra which passes urine and semen. All males are born with foreskin, loose skin at the end of the penis covering the gland. Some males are circumcised, circumcision is when the loose skin is cut off the penis. Circumcision takes place during the first couple of days of the males birth. Circumcisions aredone for many reasons: religious beliefs, concerns of hygiene, or cultural or social reasons. Males that are circumcised nothing is different about their penis, it all works and functions the same as before the outer layer of skin was cut off.
When a baby boy is born it has all the parts necessary for reproduction. Although it isnot until puberty that the male is able to reproduce. Puberty begins usually between the ages of ten and fourteen. The pituitary gland located near the brain secretes hormones that stimulate the testes to produce testosterone. Testosterone as we have previously talked changes many physical changes of the body and voice too. The timing of puberty is different in every male but the order mostly stays the same. Stage one the scrotum and testes grow. Stage two the penis becomes longer and seminal vesicles and prostate gland grow. Stage three you grow your pubic hair, after that it grows on the face and underarms. Also during this time period the males voice deepens and gets more manly. Young males also go through their growth spurt where their height and weight both gain. A male that has reached puberty produces millionsof sperm cells everyday. A sperm cells size is about a six-hundredth of an inch. The sperm develops in the sominiferous tubules which are inside the testicles. As a child, the testes carry around simple cells, but after puberty, when testosterone and other hormones kick in,they turn into sperm cells. The sperm cells divide and change until they have a head and a tail. The sperm cells travel through the epididymis to complete their development.
Cancer of the prostate is defined as a malignant tumor growth within the prostate gland. The purpose of the prostate gland is to surround the urethra, which is the tube within you urinary system that carries the urine from the bladder to the penis, the male sex organ. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 180, 000 cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed in the United States. The ...
“When the male ejaculates during intercourse, semen is deposited into the female’s vagina. From the vagina the sperm make their way up through the cervix and move through the uterus with help from uterine contractions. If a mature egg is in one of the female’s fallopian tubes, a single sperm may penetrate it, and fertilization, or conception, occurs” (Reproduction, 5).
It takes the sperm cells about four to six weeks to get all the way through the epididymis.
Testicular trauma is any bruising, severe pain, or swelling of the testicles. There are many ways to achieve testicular trauma a couple are striking, hitting, kicking, smashing, or crushing of the testicles. Sometimes in teens when the testicles are hit or kicked the testicles twist around each other and have to be surgically removed from each other by a surgeon.
“Varicocele is a varicose vein in the network of veins that run from the testicles. Varicoceles commonly develop while a boy is going through puberty. A varicose is usually not harmful, although it can damage the testicle of decease sperm production. Take your son to see his doctor if he is concerned about changes in his testicles” (Male reproductive system, 4).
testicular cancer is the most popular cancers in males younger than forty. When the cells in the sack divide and turn into tumors.
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“Other possible causes include exposure to certain chemicals and HIV infection. A
family history of testicular cancer may also increase risk. Testicular cancer is the most
common form of cancer in men between the ages of 15 and 35. It can occur in older men,
and rarely, in younger boys” ( Testicular cancer, 1).
Testicular cancer is a very dangerous disease. But testicular cancer can be cured more easily if caught at a very early stage. There are certain ways to examine to examine the male testicles to know if you have testicular cancer.
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