Human Reproduction – Notes
Male Reproductive System
The male reproductive system is located in the pelvic region.
It consists of the testes, accessory ducts, accessory glands and external genitalia.
The accessory ducts include the rete testes, vasa efferentia, epididymis and vas deferens.
The accessory glands include a pair of seminal vesicles, a prostrate and a pair of bulbourethral glands.
The external genitalia include the penis. It is a copulatory organ.
Female Reproductive System
The female reproductive system includes the ovaries, oviducts, uterus, cervix, vagina and the external genitalia located in the pelvic region.
The female accessory ducts include the oviducts, uterus and vagina.
The Uterus is a hollow pear shaped muscular organ and is highly distensible.
The female external genitalia are called the vulva.
The mammary gland houses the lactiferous duct that provides nutrition in the form of milk to infants after their birth.