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Male reproductive system

A man’s reproductive and urinary systems are made up of a set of organs called the male reproductive system For a healthy conception, the semen from a male reproductive system is as important as eggs from the females. The structure of the male reproductive system includes the penis, scrotum, and testicles as the external organs, and the vas deferens, prostate, and urethra as internal organs. 

Structure of the male reproductive system

The male reproductive system includes 

  • The penis, testes, epididymis, scrotum, prostate, vas deferens, and seminal vesicles
  • The urinary and reproductive systems include the penis and urethra
  • The scrotum, testes (testicles), epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, and prostate are the rest of the reproductive system

How does the male reproductive system work

The male reproductive system comprises of internal and external organs. With the help of these organs, you are able to get rid of liquid waste materials from your body and have sexual intercourse and further help in conceiving by ejaculating a healthy and viable sperm into the uterus.

  • Sperm (male reproductive cells) and semen are produced, maintained, and transported by male reproductive organs (the protective fluid around sperm)
  • Sperm is discharged into the female reproductive system
  • Male sex hormones are produced and secreted


What are the male structures that have a role in conception?

The testes (which generate sperm), penis, epididymis, vas deferens, ejaculatory ducts, and urethra, all play a role in conception.

What part of the male reproductive system is responsible for sperm production?

Sperm and seminal fluid are produced by the glands (Testes) of the male reproductive system. 

Where is sperm stored?

Sperm is stored in the epididymis, the tube that transports sperm from the testicles to the uterus. 

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