Tag: seminiferous tubules

Sperm’s journey to the egg

Obstacles in the female reproductive tract

Since its formation to the fertilization of the egg, spermatozoids have to cross a complicated path full of obstacles. Only one spermatozoid will overcome all the barriers and fertilize the egg, creating therefore a new being.

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Sperm formation

It takes place in testicles and lasts two months and a half approximately. It is the maduration of some cells that split, madurate, and eventually become spermatozoa.

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Male fertility

Male reproductive system

It is measured by the reproductive potential of the man. It encompasses the testicle’s ability to produce quality sperm capable of fertilizing the egg and the man’s ability to copulate.

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Sertoli cell-only syndrome

Male infertility

There aren’t many cases of Sertoli cell-only syndrome, but men that suffer from it can’t produce spermatozoa and must turn to sperm donation to become parents.

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Image of a obstructive azoospermia

It occurs when the sperm count after ejaculation is non-existent. The absence of measurable sperm in a man’s ejaculate may be due to different reasons, since there are several types of azoospermia. It is considered as a case of male sterility because of sperm failure.

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