If testes of a child gets damaged during childhood which body character he might be lacking during his adolescence?

AcademicBiologyNCERTClass 8

If a child\'s testes get damaged during childhood, he might be lacking the development of secondary sexual characteristics during puberty and lacks the formation of sperms.

[Extra information:

Two functions performed by testes in human beings are:

(i) Formation of sperms

(ii) Secretion of the hormone testosterone to regulate the formation of sperm and are responsible for developing secondary sexual characteristics in boys during puberty.


Adolescence:

The period of life when the body undergoes changes leading to reproductive ability is called adolescence.

In humans, adolescence starts at 11 years and lasts up to 19 years of age. Since this period covers the teens, i.e. 13 to 19 years, adolescence is also known as teenage, and adolescents are also called teenagers.

The number of changes takes place in boys and girls during adolescence due to sex hormones.

Changes that occur during adolescence are as follows:

  • Increased growth and sudden increase in height
  • Growing pubic and underarm hair
  • Secretion of oil glands and acne formation
  • In boys, growth in facial hair and deepening of voice is noted.]
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Updated on 10-Oct-2022 13:19:45

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