Male Reproductive System: Definition, Organs, and Functions

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —

The human reproductive system differs between women and men. Here’s the meaning, organ, and reproductive system function Men.

The male reproductive system is a biological system consisting of organs and tissues used for reproduction or reproduction in men.

In the male reproductive system there are reproductive organs or genitals that produce cells to reproduce. The function of the reproductive system is to produce sperm for reproduction.



Sperm will meet the egg for fertilization or also known as fertilization. The fertilization process will produce a zygote which develops into an embryo and then into a fetus.

Male Reproductive Organs

The male reproductive system functions to produce sperm. At the time of reproducing sperm will meet with the egg to carry out fertilization which will develop into a fetus. (Photo: Istockphoto/BlackJack3D)

The process of reproduction in men requires reproductive organs. The male reproductive organs are divided into two parts, namely the external and internal reproductive organs.

The following are the external reproductive organs:

1. Penis

Is a male sex organ used in sexual activity. The penis is one of the organs that undergoes changes with the growth of male puberty. The penis organ is divided into three main parts, namely:

  • Head of the penis: Initially this part is covered by a layer of skin.
  • Penile shaft: The shaft of the penis serves to penetrate into the vagina. In addition, it acts as a channel for sperm and urine.
  • Testicles: The position of the testicles is right at the lower end of the penis shaft. The testicles function to produce sperm and the hormone testosterone.
  • Hole at the tip of the head of the penis: The outlet for urine and sperm. In this section there are also many sensitive nerves.

2. Scrotum

The scrotum is a reproductive organ that is shaped like a pouch. This organ is located behind or at the base of the penis. The scrotum is also where the testicles or testicles reside.

The scrotum is surrounded by many nerves that are useful in regulating testicular temperature. The right temperature is necessary for the testes to produce sperm.

3. Testis

The testes are vital organs of the male reproductive system. This organ is located in the scrotum and acts as a production site for sperm and testosterone. In general, men have two testes that are on the right and left with an oval shape.

In adolescents the testosterone produced plays a role in providing changes to the body during puberty.

Here are the internal reproductive organs:

1. Epididimis

The epididymis is a long tube behind the testes. The epididymis functions to cook or ripen sperm after they are produced so that they can fertilize an egg.

2. Vas deferens

The vas deferens is an organ in the form of a long channel that is useful for delivering sperm out when ejaculation occurs. The vas deferens is located at the back of the testicles.

3. Vesikula seminal

The seminal vesicles are located at the base of the bladder. Seminal vesicles play a role in providing energy for sperm to actively move.

4. Prostate Gland:

The prostate gland functions to produce fluid that encourages sperm when ejaculation will occur. The prostate gland also keeps sperm healthy.

5. Urethra

The urethra produces fluid to lubricate the bladder. The urethra is also useful in reducing acidity in the urinary tract after urine comes out.

That is the male reproductive system that is different from the female reproductive system.

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