BuzzFeed Science had the opportunity to chat about semen with Dr. It turns out semen is pretty freaking baller, and we have the facts to prove it. Spermatazoa, or sperm, is the name given to the reproductive cell that looks like a tadpole. Seminal fluid is the stuff that the tadpole swims in. Together they form semen — an armored tank carrying a fertilization superhero.
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The miracle of creating a new life and having a gift inside the human body goes beyond the limits of happiness one can feel. Excitement, joy, contentment, awe and delight are the least that could be written to describe this experience. And then, after being convinced that baby is on the way, all these feelings turn into a question mark. What is the baby going to look like? When is the due date?
Purpose: The present study evaluated the proportions of X-bearing and Y-bearing sperm within the semen of donors who were the declared fathers of three or more sons or daughters. Methods: The proportions of sperm were determined using dual-color fluorescence in situ hybridization to identify the X and Y chromosomes. Results: The only difference observed was in semen volume.