Male Infertility: An Integrative Manual of Western and Chinese Medicine

Anatomy And Physiology of the Male Genital Tract

Author(s): Giovanna Franconi

Pp: 1-13 (13)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681086637118010013

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


The male genital tract consists of the testes, a ductal system and accessory glands. Sperm is produced in the testes and, combined with the fluids produced by the sex accessory organs, moves through the sperm ducts to reach the female reproductive tract. The chapter summarizes the anatomy and development of the male genital tract and the physiology of sperm production.

Keywords: Bulbourethral Glands, Epididymis, Follicle-Stimulating Hormone, FSH, GnRH, Kallman's Syndrome, Leydig Cells, LH, Luteinizing Hormone, prostate, Seminal Vescicles, Seminiferous Subules, Sertoli Cells, Sex Hormone Binding Globulin, Spermatids, Spermatogenesis, Spermatocytes, Spermatogonia, Steroidogenesis, Testosterone.

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