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  • Ova are made in the ovaries, and sperm in the testicles.
  • The genetic material of the ova and sperm combine to make the characteristics of the child.
  • If the ovum is unfertilised, the lining of the womb comes away (a period).
  • Sperm production requires a temperature around 2 °C lower than that of the body, which is why the testicles are housed in the scrotum.
  • The only function of the sperm is to fertilise a female egg and create new life.

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Reviewed on: 06-09-2017