Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 46 - 46.3 - Concept Check - Page 1025: 1


The frequent heat on the testicles can impact sperm production and lower fertility.

Work Step by Step

Human testicles hang away from the body to keep them cool, as this is required for spermatogenesis to be performed effectively. Frequent heating of the testicles, such as from bathing in a hot tub on a regular basis, would prevent sperm production from happening at the desired rate for fertility.
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