Male and Female Reproductive Organs

Human Reproductive System

Male and female bodies have different reproductive systems.

They both have internal organs and external organs.

You can see external organs from the outside. You can’t see internal organs from outside.


Male External Sex Organs

Male external organs include the penis, testicles or testes, and scrotum.

The scrotum is a bag containing the two testicles. Urine and sperm come out from the urethral opening.

The testes produce a male hormone called testosterone. Also, the testes are responsible for producing sperm cells.

 Male Internal Sex Organs

The sperm travel from the testes, through the shaft of the penis, and then out from the urethral opening.

The pathway of sperm

Testes  vas deferens  prostate  urethra

Female External Sex Organs

Female external organs include the labia majora, the labia minora, and the clitoris.

We can see the urethral and vaginal opening here too.

The vaginal opening is external, and it is connected to the vagina which is an internal organ.

The female urethral opening has one of the same jobs as the male urethral opening.

For females, this is where urine leaves the body.

Female internal organs

The female internal organs include the vagina, the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. There are 2 sets of ovaries and fallopian tubes.

The ovaries produce egg cells and also produce the female hormones, estrogen and progesterone.

The uterus is a house for a baby.

Eggs travel from the ovaries to the uterus through the fallopian tubes.