Human Male Sex: Endocrine Disruption and Male Reproductive Wellness

Human Male Sex: Endocrine Disruption and Male Reproductive Wellness

9.1 Introduction

Male sexuality is set genetically during the time of fertilization because of the existence of the Y chromosome into the spermatozoan since it fuses utilizing the X-chromosome-containing ovum, together with region that is sex-determining of Y chromosome (SRY) then drives the bipotential gonad regarding the embryo in order to become a testis through hormone-independent mechanisms 1,2. Nevertheless, when the testis that is early created, growth of the total male phenotype, including further testicular development (masculinization), becomes entirely determined by a complex system of hormonal signals, specially hormones secreted through the testes 2. (more…)