The male sex organs

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All living things reproduce. Reproduction — the process by which organisms make more organisms like themselves — is one of the things that sets living things apart from nonliving things. In the human reproductive process, two kinds of sex cells, or gametes, are involved. Both the male and female reproductive systems are essential for reproduction. Humans pass certain characteristics of themselves to the next generation through their genes, the special carriers of human traits.

Body Basics

Male Reproductive System

NCBI Bookshelf. The male sex organs allow men to have children. But they have other important jobs, too: The sex organs produce hormones, control the process of boys maturing into grown men, and make sex and sexual pleasure possible. Like women, men have external and internal sex organs. The external male sex organs include the penis and the scrotum.

Structure of the Male Reproductive System

The organs and structures of the male reproductive system give men the ability to fertilise a woman's egg ovum to produce a baby. The scrotum, or scrotal sac. This is the loose bag of skin which hangs under the main body cavity between the upper thighs. It is divided into two, and each side contains one testicle testis.
The male reproductive system includes the penis, scrotum, testes, epididymis, vas deferens, prostate, and seminal vesicles. The penis and the urethra are part of the urinary and reproductive systems. The scrotum, testes testicles , epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, and prostate comprise the rest of the reproductive system. The penis consists of the root which is attached to the lower abdominal structures and pelvic bones , the visible part of the shaft, and the glans penis the cone-shaped end.