Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas
FP: Treatise On The Conservation And Government Of Creatures
Q[119] Of The Propagation Of Man As To The Body
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We now consider the propagation of man, as to the body. Concerning this there are two points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether any part of the food is changed into true human nature?

A[2] Whether the semen, which is the principle of human generation, is produced from the surplus food?