Anatomy and Development of the Male Reproductive System

  • Sneha Guruprasad Kalthur
  • Guruprasad Kalthur


The male reproductive system includes the gonads, external genitalia, reproductive tracts, and accessory sex glands (Fig. 1.1). It has two major functions: production of male gametes known as spermatozoa and delivery of the male gametes into the female reproductive tract (Table 1.1).


Leydig Cell Seminiferous Tubule Primordial Germ Cell Ejaculatory Duct Tunica Albuginea 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anatomy, Kasturba Medical CollegeManipal UniversityManipalIndia
  2. 2.Division of Clinical Embryology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kasturba Medical CollegeManipal UniversityManipalIndia

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