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Male Reproductive System

We know that Humans reproduce by Sexual Reproduction. The process by which humans reproduce is explained here .

Humans have 2 types of reproductive systems:

  1. Male Reproductive System
  2. Female Reproductive System

In this page, let’s look at the Male Reproductive System

The male reproductive system consists of the following organs:




1. Testes

  • These are the primary sex organs in male.
  • They produce the male reproductive cells or male gametes also known as sperms.
  • They also produce the male sex hormone i.e. testosterone .
  • The testes are located outside the abdominal cavity in small muscular sacs known as scrotum. This is because sperm production requires a temperature 2-3 o lesser than the normal body temperature. 

2. Epididymis

It is a coiled tube which temporarily stores sperm .


3. Vas Deferens

  • It is a long tube which receives the sperms from epididymis and transfers them to another tube called urethr a.
  • Along the path of vas deferens, the glands called seminal vesicles and prostate gland add their secretions which provides a liquid medium for the sperms to travel easily and also provides nourishment to them.
  • This liquid along with sperms is known as semen.  

4. Urethra

  • It carries the sperm to an organ called penis which opens outside the body.
  • It acts as a common passage for sperms and urine and it passes them to penis.

5. Penis 

  • The penis opens outside the body.
  • It passes the sperm to the female's vagina during intercourse.


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