12 Widely Believed Sperm Facts That Are Actually False
Still others lack the energy to finish the long journey through the female reproductive tract, or they get snared in sticky fluid meant to impede all but the strongest swimmers. For the subset of a subset of spermatozoa that reach their trophy, the final winner would be determined by one last sprint to the end. The exact identity of the sperm was random, and the egg waited passively until the Michael Phelps of gametes finally arrived. Or so scientists have thought.
Why are over 250 million sperm cells released from the penis during sex?
Every sperm is great. In fact, the average male will produce roughly billion sperm cells over a lifetime and shed at least one billion of them per month. A healthy adult male can release between 40 million and 1. In contrast, women are born with an average two million egg follicles, the reproductive structures that give rise to eggs.
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