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What does castration before puberty interfere the most with?

What does castration before puberty interfere the most with?

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A. Voice
B. Muscle mass
C. Hairyness

This question is part of Biology : Reproduction quiz
Asked by Kleigh, Last updated: Feb 20, 2020

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Cesar H. Pablo

Cesar H. Pablo, Journalist

Answered Jan 07, 2018

Castration is the removal of testes before puberty. The testes are responsible for producing testosterone. The testosterone in turn is responsible for the secondary sexual characteristics such as the voice.

The testis need a temperature of 1 degree less than the body temperature. If the testes are removed, the hormone is not produced in the body and the boy remains a boy, without maturation of the external genital or the development of any secondary sexual characteristics. It is the same as a male being born without testes. He will still be a boy, but he can never become a man or reproduce.

 

John Adney

John Adney

Answered Jan 18, 2017

Why don't other choices work ? I think all of them are secondcharacteristics
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Oct 27, 2016

Voice
 

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