How much do you know about sperm cells? You know guys make a lot of them--but how many? You know they're small--but how small? You know sperm cells swim their way to an egg cell--but with no brains, how in the heck do they know which way to go?
From its youth-enhancing properties to an entire cookbook dedicated to the stuff, semen has a lot of roles to play. When you consider the majority of the world's 3. But beyond what we're taught about its biological function at school, are there other aspects of sperm worth knowing about? While a sperm cell may only measure a diminutive 50 micrometers that's 0. Speaking to BellyBelly , Dr Orr lists some of the surprising benefits of sperm - and debunks some common myths. As Dr Orr points out, this is really only one to consider when in a healthy relationship, but research has shown women who have unprotected sex or oral sex are less likely to have depression. The State University of New York's study says sperm helps increase oxytocin, prostaglandins and serotonin in women, and suggests this may lead to healthier moods and immune system.
Dozens of transgender teenagers are freezing their sperm or preserving their eggs on the NHS so that they can have babies after changing sex, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. Adolescent boys — some as young as 12 — who believe they are female are having their sperm frozen before receiving powerful hormone treatment that halts the onset of puberty and shuts down their reproductive system. They then have the option to use the frozen sperm so that they can father their own biological children after having sex-change surgery. NHS clinics are also freezing the eggs of girls from the age of 16 before they begin taking male hormones that will reduce fertility.
With every ejaculation, men produce around million sperm cells. How much do you know about these wiggly little cells? Read on for 7 surprising facts about sperm. Want supercharged sperm, or just a nudge to the slow guys?