Human Sperm Competition

  title={Human Sperm Competition},
  author={T. Shackelford and Aaron T Goetz and C. W. LaMunyon and Michael N. Pham and N. Pound},
  • T. Shackelford, Aaron T Goetz, +2 authors N. Pound
  • Published 2015
  • Biology
  • Sperm competition occurs when a female copulates with two or more males within a sufficiently brief time period, resulting in the sperm of the different males competing to fertilize ova. In this chapter, we present the evidence of sperm competition in humans. We review the literature indicating anatomical, psychological, and physiological adaptations to human sperm competition. These adaptations include traits that produce prudent sperm allocation, copulatory interest, forced in-pair copulation… CONTINUE READING
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