Prostate cancer

Updated 29 May 2015

The function of the prostate

The prostate gland plays a very important role in the reproductive process.

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The prostate gland, which is about the size of a walnut, is located at the bottom part of the bladder in front of the rectum. It plays a very important role in the reproductive process.

Its most important function is to produce most of the fluids in semen, as well as the fluid that transports the sperm. Within the prostate are tiny ducts that transport this fluid to the urethra. During ejaculation, this fluid is released through the penis.

Take a look at this short video clip that will explain more about the functions of the prostate and what Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is.

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