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    Testicle and its location in the body

    The testicles (or testes) are the male sex organs that make sperm and the hormone testosterone. The two testicles are located in the scrotum, a pouch below the penis.

    Sperm start growing in the testicles. The sperm travel to the epididymis, where they mature. During ejaculation, sperm move out of both epididymides (plural of epididymis). From there, sperm move through both of the vas deferens into the urethra (the tube that runs through the penis) and out of the body.

    By Healthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
    Last Revised January 4, 2013

    Last Revised: January 4, 2013

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology

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