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Overview of the Male Reproductive System

Author(s): Center for Educational Outreach, Baylor College of Medicine.


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.