Male Reproductive Anatomy


When you have completed this section, you should be able to

• describe the anatomy of the testes, scrotum, and penis;

• describe the pathway taken by a sperm cell from its formation to its ejaculation; and

• describe the accessory glands and other secondary sex organs of the male, and state their functions.

The external genitalia occupy the perineum (PERR-ih-NEE-um), the diamond-shaped region marked by the pubic symphysis, ischial tuberosities, and coccyx (fig. 27.6). The internal reproductive anatomy of the male is shown in figure 27.7.

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