Anatomy & Physiology Reproductive #15

Question

Which female reproductive structure can be referred to as female gonads?

Answers

  1. Labia
    • Rationale:

      The labia is an external structure of the female reproductive system. Female gonads are not referred to as the labia.

  2. Ovaries
    • Rationale:

      The ovaries are the female gonads. In addition to the role of they for procreation, the ovaries also serve as an endocrine gland beginning at puberty until menopause.

  3. Fallopian tubes
    • Rationale:

      The fallopian tubes are an internal structure of the female reproductive system. Female gonads are not synonymous with the fallopian tubes.

  4. Vaginal vestibule
    • Rationale:

      The vaginal vestibule is an external structure of the female reproductive system. Female gonads are not referred to as the vaginal vestibule.

Overview

Both males and females have gonads that play essential roles in reproduction. The definition of gonad is the organ that produces gametes.

Explanation

Learning Outcomes

Gonads are the primary reproductive organs for both males and females. In the male, the gonads are the testes while in the female gonads are the ovaries. Each is structured differently and produces their own unique set of hormones.

Test Taking Tip

Consider what the term gonads actually means when determining the correct answer choice for this question.

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