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sex cells that are produced by the male reproductive organs called the testes and that are needed to fertilize an egg.


sex cells that are produced by the female reproductive organs called ovaries.


the process by which a sperm and an egg and their genetic material join to create a new human life.


male reproductive organs that make sperm and testosterone.

Testes (testicles)

male reproductive organ that removes urine from the male's body and that can deliver sperm to the female reproductive system.


the fluid mixture of sperm and other secretions from the male reproductive organs.


explain the process of where the sperm goes to

The sperm starts at testis, goes into epididymis, travels through vas deferens,enters the urethra , tip.

6 ways to keep healthy

wear appropriate protective gear (a "cup") when playing contact sports.
avoid wearing tight clothing.
wash the penis and scrotum everyday, and dry yourself carefully after showering.
if you are not circumcised, wash underneath the foreskin.
perform a monthly testicular self-exam.
have an annual checkup with a doctor.


What is it?
-Baterial infection of the prostate; may be related to a sexually transmitted disease
-Inflammation of the prostate, fever, pain in the pelvis, abdomen, testes, or lower back, and discomfort with urination
-Antibiotics prescribed by a doctor

Inguinal hernia

What is it?
-bulging of portion of the intestines or other structure through a weakness in the abdominal wall

-abnormal bulge in the abdomen, groin, or scrotum;can cause a sense of heaviness, fullness, or pain
-immediate medical care;surgery

Cystitis (bladder infection)

What is it?
inflammation of the urinary bladder; usually due to a bacterial infection
inflammation of the bladder, burning during urination, blood in urine, strong-smelling urine, and fever
antibiotics prescribed by a doctor

Jock itch

What is it?
fungal infection of groin area; exposure to moisture and heat increases the risk of jock itch
itchy rash in groin

keeping area cool and dry; over-the-counter antifungal creams

Testicular torsion

What is it?
twisting of a testis on the nerves and blood vessels attached
to it; can happen during athletic or other physical activities

elevation of a testis, swelling and tenderness of the scrotum, or
abdominal pain accompanied by nausea or vomiting

Immediate medical care; surgical removal of the affected testis may be
necessary if not treated immediately.

Testicular Cancer

What is it???
Abnormal division of cells in the testes; may be hereditary

Limp on testes, enlargement of testes, sense of heaviness in the scrotum, or not symptoms.

Surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy

Undescended Testes

What is it?
Failure of one or both testes to move from the abdomen to the scrotum during fetal development.

One or no testes in the scrotum.

Surgery or hormone therapy.

Prostate cancer

What is it???
Prostate cancer is abnormal division of cells that prostate; may be hereditary.

Difficulty urinating or defecating, burning during urination, blood in urine, or no symptoms.

Surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy

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