Chapter 3. The Structure and Function of the Human Spermatozoon, Sperm Transport and Fertilization

  1. Anne M. Jequier FRCS, FRCOG, FRACOG

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696019.ch3

Male Infertility: A Guide for the Clinician

Male Infertility: A Guide for the Clinician

How to Cite

Jequier, A. M. (2000) The Structure and Function of the Human Spermatozoon, Sperm Transport and Fertilization, in Male Infertility: A Guide for the Clinician, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470696019.ch3

Author Information

  1. Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Western Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632051298

Online ISBN: 9780470696019

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Keywords:

  • human spermatozoon;
  • sperm transport;
  • fertilization;
  • structural changes;
  • acrosome

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • The Structure of the Human Sperm

  • Changes in Sperm Function that Occur Prior to Ejaculation

  • Ejaculation and Emission

  • Transport of the Sperm Through the Female Genital Tract

  • The Capacitation of Sperm

  • Binding of the Sperm to the Zona Pellucida

  • Sperm-Egg Fusion

  • Fertilization of the Human Egg

  • References