Overview of the Male Reproductive System
The male gonads, the testes, are located in the cool environment of the scrotum, because a lower temperature is necessary for spermatogenesis. The testes consist of many highly-coiled seminiferous tubules, which are the site of sperm production. Leydig cells, which produce testosterone and other androgens, are also found in the testes.
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- Illustration B0002406 © Wellcome Photo Library, Wellcome Images CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0.
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