The Reproductive System
By. Burke Period:7 Advanced Biology
Reproduction System Functions
The internal organs of the female reproductive system are the pituitary and hypothalamus glands in the brain, and the vagina, the uterus and its cervix, the fallopian tubes and the ovaries. The hypothalamus and pituitary glands secrete hormones that cause eggs in the ovary to develop and the ovary to release an egg. The ovaries hold the eggs and release one during each menstrual cycle.
External:The external organs of the female reproductive system are the vulva, labia minora, labia majora, clitoris and breasts. The vulva is the external opening to the female reproductive tract, and includes the labia majora and the labia minora. The clitoris has erectile tissue similar to that in the penis and a high concentration of nerve endings.
Male internal: The internal organs of the male reproductive system are the pituitary and hypothalamus glands in the brain and the epididymis, prostate gland, seminal vesicles and vas deferens in the pelvis. The hypothalamus and pituitary glands secrete hormones that cause the testes to produce testosterone and help sperm develop.
External: The external organs of the male reproductive system are the penis, testes and scrotum. The testes produce sperm, which passes through the epididymis, the vas deferens, and the urethra, which is in the penis. The penis contains erectile tissue that becomes engorged with blood during sexual stimulation, allowing for intercourse with the female vagina.