Male reproductive system

The male reproductive system is made up of the primary sex organ and accessory organs.

The primary sex organs are the testes, which produce sperm cells and male sex hormones.

The accessory organs include:

  • The male reproductive tract, a duct system that conveys sperm cells to outside the body.

  • Glands of the male reproductive system that release secretions to support sperm cells.

  • External structures of the male reproductive system such as the scrotum house the testes. The penis is the copulatory organ that transfers sperm to the female reproductive tract.

Figure 1: A midsaggital view of the primary and accessory organs of the male reproductive system. The system is placed anterior to the rectum and inferior to the bladder.