Structure and Function of the Male Reproductive System

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Impotence and Testicular Functions

The organs of the male reproductive system are specialized for 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
  • To produce and secrete male sex hormones

The male reproductive anatomy includes internal and external structures.


What are the external reproductive structures?

Most of the male reproductive system is located outside of the man's body. The external structures of the male reproductive system are the penis, the scrotum and the testicles.