Glossary Overview

Find out about some important fertility terms.

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Scrotum

The pouch at the base of the penis that contains the testicles.

Seminal Vesicles
The pair of pouch-like glands around the prostate that produce the milky fluid that mixes with the sperm prior to ejaculation.
Sexually Transmitted Disease

An infection or disease passed from person to person through sexual contact.

Sperm (spermatozoa)

The microscopic cell that carries the male's genetic information to the female's egg. The male reproductive cell. The male gamete.

Sperm Count

The number of sperm in an ejaculate. Also called sperm concentration and given as the number of sperm per milliliter.

Spermatogenesis

The production of sperm.

Sterility

A condition that prevents conception.

Subcutaneous (SC) Injection

Administration of medication with a fine small needle just below the surface of the skin, into fatty tissue.

Subcutaneous (SC) Needle

A needle designed to administer medication just below the surface of the skin, into the fatty tissue.

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