Human Male Sexuality: Endocrine Disruption and Male Reproductive Wellness

Human Male Sexuality: Endocrine Disruption and Male Reproductive Wellness

9.1 Introduction

Male sexuality is decided genetically at the time of fertilization by the existence of the Y chromosome within the spermatozoan because it fuses aided by the X-chromosome-containing ovum, as well as the sex-determining area regarding the Y chromosome (SRY) then drives the bipotential gonad associated with embryo in order to become a testis through hormone-independent mechanisms 1,2. Nevertheless, when the very early testis is created, growth of the total male phenotype, including further testicular development (masculinization), becomes entirely determined by a complex system of hormonal signals, especially hormones secreted through the testes 2. Individuals who lack any gonads are phenotypically female 1 and endocrine intervention is expected to change the standard female phenotype to be male 2. Continue reading “Human Male Sexuality: Endocrine Disruption and Male Reproductive Wellness”