For example, symptoms from syphilis may disappear, but syphilis remains in the body and can cause damage to the brain, nerves, eyes, heart, blood vessels, liver, bones and more.
No one is in doubt that abstinence is the best way to avoid STDs.
Each testicle is about the size and shape of a small egg.
At the back of each testicle is a coiled tube called the epididymis. The testicles develop in the belly of an unborn male baby.
Or a person may be born with genitals that seem to be in-between the usual male and female types--for example, a girl may be born with a noticeably large clitoris, or lacking a vaginal opening, or a boy may be born with a notably small penis, or with a scrotum that is divided so that it has formed more like labia.
Or a person may be born with mosaic genetics, so that some of her cells have XX chromosomes and some of them have XY.
Your doctor will feel the organs and check them for lumps, swelling, shrinking, and other signs of a problem.
A genital exam is an important part of a routine physical exam for every teenage boy and man.
The two testicles , or testes, are the male sex organs.
Though we speak of intersex as an inborn condition, intersex anatomy doesn't always show up at birth.
Sometimes a person isn't found to have intersex anatomy until she or he reaches the age of puberty, or finds himself an infertile adult, or dies of old age and is autopsied.
Some people live and die with intersex anatomy without anyone (including themselves) ever knowing.
Which variations of sexual anatomy count as intersex?