explain the male reproductive system with diagram.

Asked by haritsourabhharit | 15th Oct, 2010, 12:44: PM

Expert Answer:


Dear Student,

The main male sex organs are the penis and the testes which produce semen and sperm, which as part of sexual intercourse fertilize an ovum in a woman's body and the fertilized ovum (zygote) gradually develops into a fetus, which is later born as a child.

The bulbourethral, or Cowper's, glands, are two small structures about the size of peas, which are located below the prostate gland.

The "ductus deferens" (also called the "vas deferens") is a muscular tube that begins at the lower end of the epididymis and passes upward along the side of the testis to become part of the spermatic cord.

The penis is the external sex organ of the male through which both urine and semen pass.

The prostate gland is a solid, chestnut-shaped organ surrounding the first part of the urethra (tube which carries the urine and semen) in the male. It produces secretions which form a part of the semen. The prostate gland lies just under the bladder and in front of the rectum.

The scrotum is a sac that hangs under the penis and holds the testes.




We hope that clarifies your query.




Answered by  | 15th Oct, 2010, 07:23: PM

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