Anatomy & Physiology Reproductive #11


Which hormone plays a role in spermatogenesis?


  1. Follicle stimulating hormone
    • Rationale:

      FSH acts on specific cells of the testes to stimulate sperm production (i.e., spermatogenesis).

  2. Luteinizing hormone
    • Rationale:

      Luteinizing hormone is responsible for the production of testosterone, not spermatogenesis.

  3. Testosterone
    • Rationale:

      Testosterone is responsible for the development of primary and secondary sexual characteristics during puberty for men.

  4. Estrogen
    • Rationale:

      Estrogen is the primary female sex hormone. It does not play a role in spermatogenesis.


Spermatogenesis is the production of sperm. Specific hormones play important roles in the male reproductive system.


Learning Outcomes

There are three primary male reproductive hormones. These hormones are follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), and testosterone. Each hormone plays a specific role in reproduction. FSH is responsible for spermatogenesis.

Test Taking Tip

Consider the role that each of these hormones play in the male reproductive system to answer this question correctly.

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