Male Reproductive Organs
Three-dimensional visualization reconstructed from scanned human data. Lateral view of the male reproductive system, with a cross-sectional wedge removed from the testicle. The interior of the testicle is comprised of multiple lobules with a system of septa that channel sperm to the Rete testis, an anastomosis of tubules at the posterior of the testicle. From here sperm enter into the efferent ductules, the epididymis, and finally the vas deferens; they then travel through the ejaculatory ducts that pass through the prostate to the urethra, and exit the body as component of semen upon ejaculation.
The male reproductive system consists of a number of sex organs that form a part of the human reproductive process. In this type of reproductive system, these sex organs are located outside the body, around the pelvic region.
The main male sex organs are the penis and the testicles which produce semen and sperm, which, as part of sexual intercourse, fertilize an ovum in the female's body; the fertilized ovum (zygote) develops into a fetus, which is later born as a child.
Corresponding equivalent among females is the female reproductive system.
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