what are the male and female gonads in human beings? Could you please describe their functions?

Asked by aarti prakash | 7th Mar, 2011, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

Dear student,
The male gonad is the the testis or testicle. It is located behind the penis in a pouch of skin called scrotum. The testes produce and store sperm, and they are also the body's main source of male hormones (testosterone). These hormones control the development of the reproductive organs and other male characteristics, such as body and facial hair, low voice, and wide shoulders.
The female gonad is the ovary. It is one of a pair of reproductive glands in women. They are located in the pelvis, one on each side of the uterus. The ovaries have two functions: they produce eggs (ova) and female hormones. Each month, during the menstrual cycle, an egg is released from one ovary. The ovaries are the main source of female hormones (estrogen and progesterone). These hormones control the development of female body characteristics, such as the breasts, body shape, and body hair. They also regulate the menstrual cycle and pregnancy.
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Answered by  | 7th Mar, 2011, 12:44: PM

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