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How much do you really know about your sperm cells and fertility?
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the average male sperm count?

    • A.

      20 to 150 sperm per milliliter

    • B.

      20 to 150 thousand sperm per milliliter

    • C.

      20 to 150 million sperm per milliliter

    • D.

      20 to 150 billion sperm per milliliter

    Correct Answer
    C. 20 to 150 million sperm per milliliter
    Explanation
    The average male sperm count is measured in millions of sperm per milliliter. This range is considered normal and healthy for male fertility. Sperm count is an important factor in determining male fertility and can affect the chances of conception.

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  • 2. 

    How many sperm are normally produced during one ejaculation?

    • A.

      At least 400

    • B.

      At least 40,000

    • C.

      At least 40 million

    • D.

      At least 400 million

    Correct Answer
    C. At least 40 million
    Explanation
    During one ejaculation, at least 40 million sperm are normally produced. This is a significant number of sperm and is necessary for successful fertilization to occur. The high number of sperm ensures that there is a higher chance of one sperm reaching and fertilizing the egg. It also compensates for the fact that many sperm may not survive the journey through the female reproductive system. This large number of sperm is a natural adaptation to increase the chances of successful reproduction.

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  • 3. 

    How long can sperm live inside a woman?

    • A.

      12 hours

    • B.

      One day

    • C.

      Five days

    • D.

      10 days

    Correct Answer
    C. Five days
    Explanation
    Sperm can live inside a woman's body for up to five days. This is because sperm can survive in the cervical mucus and the reproductive tract, providing a potential window of fertility for several days after intercourse. However, the chances of conception decrease significantly after the first 24-48 hours. It is important to note that the lifespan of sperm can vary depending on various factors such as the quality of the sperm, the woman's fertility, and the timing of ovulation.

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  • 4. 

    Where are sperm produced in the male body?

    • A.

      In the penis

    • B.

      In the testicles

    • C.

      In the prostate gland

    • D.

      In the vas deferens

    Correct Answer
    B. In the testicles
    Explanation
    Sperm are produced in the testicles, which are the male reproductive organs responsible for the production of sperm cells. The testicles contain tiny tubes called seminiferous tubules where sperm cells are formed through a process called spermatogenesis. These sperm cells then mature and are stored in the epididymis, a coiled tube located on the back of each testicle, before being ejaculated out of the penis during sexual intercourse. The other options mentioned, such as the penis, prostate gland, and vas deferens, do not play a direct role in the production of sperm.

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  • 5. 

    What percentage of semen is actually sperm?

    • A.

      10 percent

    • B.

      40 percent

    • C.

      82 percent

    • D.

      100 percent

    Correct Answer
    A. 10 percent
    Explanation
    Semen is a fluid that contains sperm, as well as other substances like fructose and proteins. The correct answer is 10 percent because only a small portion of semen is made up of sperm. The majority of the fluid is composed of other substances that help to nourish and protect the sperm as they travel through the reproductive system.

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  • 6. 

    T/F: There are male and female sperm

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because sperm cells are produced by males and they carry either an X or a Y chromosome. The sperm carrying the X chromosome will result in a female offspring, while the sperm carrying the Y chromosome will result in a male offspring. Therefore, there are indeed male and female sperm.

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  • 7. 

    How long can sperm survive outside a woman's body?

    • A.

      20 minutes to 1hr

    • B.

      1 day

    • C.

      4 days

    • D.

      10 days

    Correct Answer
    A. 20 minutes to 1hr
    Explanation
    Sperm can survive outside a woman's body for a relatively short period of time, ranging from 20 minutes to 1 hour. After ejaculation, sperm can remain viable in the environment for a brief duration. However, they require the warm and moist environment of the female reproductive system to have a chance of fertilizing an egg. Once outside the body, sperm quickly start to lose their motility and ability to fertilize an egg. Therefore, it is crucial for sperm to reach the female reproductive tract as soon as possible for successful conception.

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