Essay about Sperm

810 Words Dec 21st, 2011 4 Pages
Although being a parent is the most wonderful blessing in the world, it does include a few hard times. Children go off to school, they get scraped knees, and they get broken hearts. All these situations are difficult for parents to handle. Another situation that is tough for parents to handle is telling their children where babies come from. Fertilization is a miracle, and although we do not have to go into detail with our children, it is very interesting to know how it all begins. Fertilization begins with a sperm and an egg. Here is a short story of how they meet.
SAMMY
Once upon a time in a far away land called Testicles, Sammy sperm was born. He was born as a small cell in the male body through tubes called seminiferous tubules.
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He always wondered what that light was. Sammy’s friends let him know that it is his turn to be ejaculated. He is so curious to see where he is going.
EMMA
In a nearby community, Emma the Egg is born. She has remained un-active until puberty starts in the female body. She and about 400,000 of her friends and relatives reside in a town called the Ovaries (Rathus, Nevid, and Fichner-Rathus, 2005). About 10-14 years after being dormant, Emma learns of her purpose. Once the woman becomes sexually mature, Emma learns that the young woman has something called a menstrual cycle every 28 days. During this process, one of her friends is released down the fallopian tubes of the woman. If a female and a male engage in sexual intercourse within several days of the female’s ovulation, or egg release, fertilization can occur (KidsHealth.org, 2009). Unless this egg, or oocyte, is fertilized while in this tube, the egg dries up and leaves the body about two weeks later through the uterus. This is called menstruation. Blood and tissue from the inner lining of the uterus combine to form this menstrual flow (KidsHealth.org, 2009). Emma finally learns that next month, it is her turn to try to be fertilized.
FERTILIZATION
After Sammy is ejaculated through the male urethra, his friends tell him he is now in a community called the Vagina. While in the vagina, Sammy notices that way back in the neck is a knob about the size of a straw opening. His

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