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Men’s Reproductive Rights

Should men have a say in abortion

For this week’s Ask Cristen question I’m going to talk about something that I haven’t really talked about before partially because it is a highly polarizing topic that tends to get a lot of people riled up. Rather superficial week on Stuff Mom Never Told You because on Monday I kicked things off with ‘5 Girly Fashions That Men Wore First’. Then I followed that up with ‘Do Women Wear Too Much Makeup?’ Then on Friday it was ‘7 Ways Shy People Say Hello’ because guess what y’all I’m shy and I sometimes have trouble saying hello. Now onto Ask Cristen first of all thanks to everybody who watched and commented on last week’s Ask Cristen tutorial ‘Are Pretty.

People Stupid?’ Couple comments jumped out to me about not just face stereotyping but boob stereotyping. Thalia Irwin said, ‘From my experience it’s worse when you are busty and pretty. I’m an hourglass figure with straight A’s for grades but f cup breasts and people tend to assume that my bust size is the same as my letter grade.’ Mrs3horn said, ‘I’m a moderately attractive, DD, brunette woman in her early twenties. Many people at work think I’m a complete airhead. They are genuinely surprised when I talk about computers and ask me how I know so much like they are talking to a toddler.’ Clearly though it’s not just limited to Mrs3horn’s workplace, I’m curious if other busty ladies out there have experienced.

Similar kind of boobrelated stereotyping. Let me know in the comments. Now for this week’s Ask Cristen question. Kiba Flame wants to know, ‘Do you think men should have a say in abortion?’ Yes up to a point, up to the ultimate decision whether or not to carry a pregnancy to term. I don’t think that women should be forced against their will to complete a pregnancy. However I don’t that is a sufficient answer because it is such a polarizing and now such a politicized, well kind of always such a politicized topic, we spend all of our energy just getting to that point and yelling of each of like ‘no’, ‘yes’, that there’s little if any energy left to talk about more of the nuances of men and abortion.

If we societally to raise up men to be good and active and interested fathers, I think that this is also another piece of that too of leading up to that as part of comprehensive sex education men need to know about abortion as well. This is also an area though that would benefit from more scholarly research and empirical data about men’s roles in abortion. In the small number of studies that have been conducted on this do find that men experience emotions around this in the same way that say in the case of miscarriages. I think it’s important to take that into account, I think it’s important particularly for couples who are going through this and who make that decision to have a more holistic approach so that your.

Relationship moves on from it more smoothly. Professor Boyfriend and I in my experience we have had the abortion talk and we’ve had it at multiple times down the road as our relationship has gotten more and more serious. Ultimately, if we are at a point of disagreement, well, the tie goes to the uterus. I’m honestly sweating talking about this, I think I’m getting, I think I’m getting an abortion flush. It shouldn’t be this hard to talk about. All the more reason why abortion should probably be something that you should talk about in maybe even in the earlier phases of dating when you’re deciding whether you want to actually be in a real deal hoyfield kind of relationship with that person. If he is of a differing.

Opinion as you, well. And I also think it’s important to discuss men’s roles in abortion in the context of not being in a relationship with that person if it’s the result of a hookup. For what I think is a very responsible portrayal of that you can watch the hilarious comedy starring the wonderful Jenny Slate called ‘Obvious Child’ which was all about that and it was so refreshing to watch because a) she was not demonized for wanting to have an abortion and the guy was involved. It also seems like with this question of should men have a say in abortions there is attached to that this assumption that women aren’t telling men when they decide to terminate a pregnancy and actually the limited research that has been conducted.

On that suggests just the opposite. There was a 2011 study out of the Guttmacher Institute looking at this. Based on a nationally representative study of almost ninetyfive hundred women who had gone through with abortions, almost all of them had consulted or alerted their male partners to this. Almost all of them said the men were completely supportive of their decisions. Exposure to intimate partner violence was a major contributing factor in this study for women who did not tell the biological father about the pregnancy. Seven percent of the women reported postabortion intimate partner violence. But on the whole it seems like when abortion happens a majority of the time men are involved in that conversation.

Human Physiology Functional Anatomy of the Male Reproductive System

gt;gt; Ketchum: In this tutorial we will focus on the functional anatomy of the male reproductive system. Let’s begin by simply identifying structures that are important in the male reproductive system. These include the vas deferens, also called the ductus deferens, the penis, the testes—note that only one testicle is shown in this diagram—the scrotum, the bulbourethral gland, the prostate gland, and finally, the seminal vesicle. You have to have a basic understanding of location in order to understand function and how all these structures work together. We will begin with the testes—the male gonad. This is a diagram of a longitudinal section through one testicle so you can now see what’s inside. Notice that the majority.

Of the testicle is composed of seminiferous tubules. These tubules produce sperm via spermatogenesis, but how? Let’s take a closer look. In order to do this, we need to zoom in on the seminiferous tubule and take a crosssection through the tubule. Imagine taking a garden hose and cutting it in half; this would be similar to cutting the tubule in half and looking at what’s inside. The lumen of the seminiferous tubule is lined by cells called Sertoli cells. These Sertoli cells are connected via tight junctions. Lining the outside of the Sertoli cells is a layer of smooth muscle. Outside of the Sertoli cells are the Leydig cells; these are all the cells that are really important. In addition to these structures, you will need to be familiar.

With the following compartments: the basal compartment and the lumenal compartment. These compartments are basically talking about regions of the crosssection. If we are talking about the basal compartment, we are talking about the area that goes from the tight junction toward that smooth muscle. And if we are talking about the lumenal compartment, we are talking about the area that goes from the tight junction toward the lumen. Now that you are familiar with the structures, let’s focus on their functions. We begin with the Leydig cells, also called interstitial cells. The Leydig cells secrete testosterone. The Sertoli cells support sperm development, or what is referred to as spermatogenesis. The smooth muscle surrounding.

The Sertoli cells allows for peristalsis. This process is important, as it will propel sperm through the seminiferous tubules. Well that’s all fine and dandy that the Sertoli cells produce the sperm, but how do the sperm get out of the seminiferous tubules, and out of the testes? This is our next goal. So here are the sperm and the seminiferous tubules. The sperm has been produced by the Sertoli cells and released into the lumen of the seminiferous tubule. Those sperm then travel through this little region here called the Rete testes, and into the efferent ductules. This is the point and which the sperm exist the testes. From the efferent ductules the sperm enter the epididymis, and will ultimately make their.

Way to the vas deferens. So that is the pathway the sperm are taking to get out of the testes. What propelled the sperm through all those structures? Peristalsis. Now the sperm are in the vas deferens, right? The vas deferens connects with the seminal vesicles to form the ejaculatory duct. At this point, the sperm is mixed with fluid that came from the seminal vesicles. The ejaculatory duct penetrates through the prostate gland to join the urethra. As such, the sperm wind up in the urethra which receives substances from the bulbourethral glands. Thus, both urine and sperm are in the urethra. So that was just the pathway that the sperm take from the seminiferous tubules to the urethra. Now let’s look more.

Closely at the accessory glands I mentioned earlier. The seminal vesicles secrete an alkaline fluid that contains fructose, enzymes, and prostaglandins. Remember, alkaline fluids are basic. The purpose of this alkaline fluid is to neutralize the acid that is in the female reproductive tract. The fructose is used for energy. Remember sperm have to swim, so they need energy for motility. The enzymes in the fluid facilitate semen clotting. There are also prostaglandins in this fluid; these are for motility and viability of the sperm. The prostate gland is another accessory gland. The prostate gland secretes citrate, which is an energy source for sperm motility and enzymes that will break down the semen clot once it is in the female.

Reproductive tract. Okay, so take a second to make sure you understand. The semen clots during ejaculation, and is then broken down once it’s insid the female reproductive tract. The last accessory gland is the bulbourethral glands. These glands secrete a fluid that contain mucus. Why is mucus important? It serves as a lubricant.

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