MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

The Male Reproductive System Channel answers your questions about parts of the male anatomy and how they function. Learn how the different parts of the male reproductive system work in this section.

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Prostate Gland

What is the definition of the prostate gland? Learn about the anatomy and physiology of the prostate gland in the male reproductive system.

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  • 10 Causes of Testicular Pain You Shouldn't Ignore
    10 Causes of Testicular Pain You Shouldn't Ignore

    If you're like most men, you'd rather ignore the pain than go to the doctor and talk about pain "down there." But in many cases, trying to pretend the pain away could mean worsening your problem -- even to the point of needing your testicles removed. See more »

  • 10 Things Women Should Know about Male Hormones
    10 Things Women Should Know about Male Hormones

    Ah, testosterone, the male hormone with the bad-boy reputation. But does it really cause aggression in men? Do women also secrete testosterone in their bodies? Find out what else women need to know about male hormones. See more »

  • Are circumcisions really necessary?
    Are circumcisions really necessary?

    Would you jump off a bridge if all your friends did? What if your friends were all circumcising their sons? See if there's a medical reason for slicing off foreskin -- or if we're nurturing an outdated, barbaric practice. See more »

  • Do new fathers have lower testosterone than single men?
    Do new fathers have lower testosterone than single men?

    Superficially, men's bodies remain largely unaffected by their children's births, but that doesn't mean that they're untouched by parenting on a deeper level. How can childrearing affect dads' testosterone levels? And does it make them less manly? See more »

  • Fact or Fiction: Circumcision
    Fact or Fiction: Circumcision

    To some people, circumcision is an important cultural and religious step that improves cleanliness and reduces the rates of certain diseases. To others, it's an unnecessary, barbaric practice. Can you separate the facts and fictions of this procedure? See more »

  • How Male Puberty Works
    How Male Puberty Works

    Ah, puberty -- perhaps the most awkward time in a boy's life, when hair sprouts in odd places, voices crack and acne makes its unwelcome appearance. What's going on inside the body of a pubescent boy? See more »

  • Men's Sexual Health Questions Answered
    Men's Sexual Health Questions Answered

    Sexual health is just as important as mental and physical health. Get answers to all of your sexual health questions with the help of this article. See more »

  • Prostate Health
    Prostate Health

    For men, maintaining prostate health becomes a greater concern with age. Learn about dietary options and nutritional support to promote optimal prostate health and function. See more »

  • Blue Balls
    Blue Balls

    What is the definition of blue balls? Learn what the slang term 'blue balls' means, how it is used and where it originated. See more »

  • Circumcision
    Circumcision

    What is the definition of circumcision? Learn about the origins, risks and benefits of circumcision. See more »

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