The testes or testicles are part of the male genitalia or sexual reproductive organ. It is a structure that is ovoid in shape and between four to six centimeters in length. These bilateral though not always symmetrical anatomical structures are the site of sperm production.
Learn about testicular anatomy, the functions of the testes, what takes place in between the seminiferous tubules, and the importance of the testes in human reproduction. Updated: 08/23/2021 The testes is where it all begins – sperm production, that is.
The testes are connected to the vital organs of the ventral body cavity via the spermatic cords. Nerves, blood vessels, and lymphatic vessels travel through the spermatic cords to support the testes. The vas deferens also passes through the spermatic cord carrying sperm out of the testes toward the prostate and urethra.