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Chapter 4 Learning Objectives

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1. Review the anatomy and function of the human male external genitalia and identify the cancerous and noncancerous conditions associated with the penis.


Textbook Reference: The Male External Genitalia Are the Penis and Scrotum, pp. 87–94


2. Discuss the practice and procedure of male circumcision and outline the medical benefits and associated risks.


Textbook Reference: The Male External Genitalia Are the Penis and Scrotum, pp. 87–94


3. Describe the variations in penis size that have been identified in the research, and outline the options available for a man who would like a larger penis. Explain the effectiveness of these procedures.


Textbook Reference: The Male External Genitalia Are the Penis and Scrotum, pp. 87–94


4. Review the anatomy of the testicles. Identify the types of disorders and diseases that can affect this organ and discuss the procedure of testicular self-examination.


Textbook Reference: The Testes Produce Sperm and Sex Hormones, pp. 95–102


5. Identify the disorders associated with the prostate gland and describe what a man can do to reduce his risk of prostate problems.


Textbook Reference: The Testes Produce Sperm and Sex Hormones, pp. 95–102


6. Describe the system for producing, storing, and moving sperm from the testes to the urethral meatus.


Textbook Reference: The Testes Produce Sperm and Sex Hormones, pp. 95–102


7. Provide an overview of the central and peripheral nervous systems, including a brief review of neuronal anatomy and the structure and function of the brain, spinal cord, and autonomic nervous system.


Textbook Reference: The Nervous System Orchestrates Sexual Arousal, pp. 103–111


8. Describe the mechanism of penile and clitoral erection and discuss the muscles and the components of the nervous system involved in the process.


Textbook Reference: The Nervous System Orchestrates Sexual Arousal, pp. 103–111


9. Review the process of ejaculation and the composition of ejaculate in men. Describe how ejaculate is loaded into and expelled from the urethra.


Textbook Reference: The Testes Produce Sperm and Sex Hormones, pp. 103–111; Ejaculation Requires Coordination of Muscles and Glands, pp. 111–113


10. Discuss the reasons why public nudity in men and women is discouraged and how this policy relates to social and cultural attitudes.


Textbook Reference: Nudity Is Culturally Regulated, pp. 113–114


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