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What are testicles?

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Testicles are part of the male reproductive system. The testicles are the part of a man's body that produce sperm. They also produce a male hormone called testosterone that gives your body many of its male characteristics -- like a deep voice or hair on the face.

From: Testicle Self-Exam WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Testicular Cancer Resource Center: "How to Do a Testicular Self-Examination."

American Cancer Society: "Do I Have Testicular Cancer?" "What Are the Key Statistics About Testicular Cancer?"

Mayo Clinic: "Testicular Exam."

MedlinePlus: "Testicular self-examination.”

American Family Physician: "Testicular Cancer: What to Look for."

National Cancer Institute: Defining Cancer."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 22, 2017

SOURCES:

Testicular Cancer Resource Center: "How to Do a Testicular Self-Examination."

American Cancer Society: "Do I Have Testicular Cancer?" "What Are the Key Statistics About Testicular Cancer?"

Mayo Clinic: "Testicular Exam."

MedlinePlus: "Testicular self-examination.”

American Family Physician: "Testicular Cancer: What to Look for."

National Cancer Institute: Defining Cancer."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 22, 2017

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