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Reproductive Changes in Boys

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After puberty, boys' bodies change in various ways. One important body change is development of the reproduction system. Mature physical and sexual changes occur during the teenage years as well as the physical ability to "impregnate" or to "make pregnant".

Reproductive changes in a young man
Understanding a male's reproductive system will help adolescents to make healthier choices especially when it comes to sexuality. The male has many reproductive changes during puberty. Although boys have similar physical changes, the time that changes occur can vary quite a bit from boy to boy. To understand these changes, it is best to start with understanding a male's body.


Illustration by George Ulrich

1. Penis, which has a passageway (urethra) for urine and semen (which contains sperm) to leave the body.

2. Scrotum is the sac that holds the testicles.

3. Testicles are where the sperm is produced.

4. Prostate gland, which mixes fluid with sperm to form semen.

To learn more about reproduction and sexual activity, you can go to Products/Programs to order books that give more detailed information.

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