The tail of human sperm cells is a type of cilium, that is, a flagellum.
Sperm have a tail for motility. The tail propels the spermatozoon through the female reproductive system (cervix, uterus, and Fallopian tube).
By Antonio Barberá BSc (embryologist), Emilio Gómez Sánchez BSc, PhD (senior embryologist), Zaira Salvador BSc, MSc (embryologist) and Sandra Fernández BA, MA (fertility counselor).
Last Update: 11/02/2017