A handy of male reproductive system diagrams have been prepared for you in high definition. Understanding the male reproductive system, what it does, and the problems that can affect it can help you better understand your son’s reproductive health. The male reproductive system consists of a number of sex organs that play a role in the process of human reproduction. These organs are located on the outside of the body and within the pelvis. The first look of the diagram can be seen in the following image.
The male reproductive system includes the scrotum, testes, spermatic ducts, sex glands, and penis. These organs work together to produce sperm, the male gamete, and the other components of semen. The penis is actually made up of two parts: the shaft and the glans. The shaft is the main part of the penis and the glans is the tip (sometimes called the head). At the end of the glans is a small slit or opening, which is where semen and urine exit the body through the urethra. The inside of the penis is made of a spongy tissue that can expand and contract. As can be observed in the images posted below.
The scrotum is the loose pouch-like sac of skin that hangs behind the penis. It contains the testicles (also called testes), as well as many nerves and blood vessels. The scrotum has a protective function and acts as a climate control system for the testes. For normal sperm development, the testes must be at a temperature slightly cooler than the body temperature. The testes are oval bodies that average about 1.5 to 3 inches (4 to 7 centimeters) in length and 2 to 3 teaspoons (20 to 25 milliliters) in volume. Usually the left testis hangs slightly lower than the right one.
The purpose of the organs of the male reproductive system is to perform the following functions: to produce, maintain, and transport sperm (the male reproductive cells) and protective fluid (semen); to discharge sperm within the female reproductive tract during sex; to produce and secrete male sex hormones responsible for maintaining the male reproductive system. There is also a quiz or worksheet version of the diagram for any evaluational usage. Therefore, print these male reproductive system diagrams for better understanding in the reproduction system of human!