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The journey of sperm from production to expulsion
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The journey of sperm from production to expulsion

Sperm are produces in the seminiferous tubules of the testis, in a process known as spermatogenesis or sperm production.

To be able to leave the testis and come out in the form of semen, spermatozoa go through the seminiferous tubules of the testis to the epididymis in the first place. Then, they travel inside the vasa deferentia and the urethra. It is at this point when they will be ejected.

During their path inside the male reproductive system before ejaculation, they have to cover themselves with fluids secreted by the seminal vesicle and the prostate, which purpose is to nourish and protect the sperm once inside the woman's body.

By BSc, MSc (embryologist), BSc, PhD (senior embryologist), MD, MSc, BSc (gynecologist) and BA, MA (fertility counselor).
Last Update: 06/13/2017
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