Human Reproduction Problem Set

Problem 11: Passage of sperm out of the epididymis


The tube through which sperm passes from the epididymis to the penis is known as the vas deferens.

A. seminiferous tubule
B. urethra
C. prostate
D. corpus cavernosa
E. vas deferens
In the surgical sterilization procedure known as "vasectomy," a piece of the vas deferens is cut out, and the cut ends are tied off. Thus the semen produced by vasectomized males lacks sperm.

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