When a male ejaculates during intercourse or masturbation, are the both testicles used in this process, or only one, be it left or right? Neither of the testicles are involved in ejaculation! A structure called the epididymis, found above the testicles in the scrotum, is the one you have to thank for letting the sperm out during ejaculation. The testicles are where sperm are produced in a process scientists call spermatogenesis.
The male reproductive system
Men’s Health Q&A- Male reproductive system and sperm
Reproduction is the process by which organisms make more organisms like themselves. But even though the reproductive system is essential to keeping a species alive, unlike other body systems, it's not essential to keeping an individual alive. In the human reproductive process, two kinds of sex cells, or gametes GAH-meetz , are involved. The male gamete, or sperm, and the female gamete, the egg or ovum, meet in the female's reproductive system. When sperm fertilizes meets an egg, this fertilized egg is called a zygote ZYE-goat. The zygote goes through a process of becoming an embryo and developing into a fetus. The male reproductive system and the female reproductive system both are needed for reproduction.
Testicles: Facts, Function & Diseases
If the man is in overall good health and has gone through normal development, the answer is yes, he can still have children. Expensive tests do not always lead a physician to conclude why a man with one testicle may be delayed in fathering a child. One testicle is usually sufficient to produce semen and testosterone. A year-old man was referred to me by his primary care physician for an infertility workup. The patient came to see me alone and stated that his wife had a full workup by a gynecologist and no abnormalities were found.
Coloured scanning electron micrograph of sperm cells that are developing inside a seminiferous tubule. The developing heads of the sperm cells are embedded in a layer of Sertoli cells red that nourish the developing sperm. Magnification: x The testes, also known as testicles or male gonads, lie behind the penis in a pouch of skin called the scrotum.