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Explain the reproductive system. Include all the major endocrine glands and the most important hormones that they produce.

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This solution explains the human reproductive system, including a description of the major endocrine glands, the most important hormones they produce, and the functions they serve.

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The reproductive system allows human beings to propagate through sexual reproduction. The main reproductive organs are the ovaries for females and testes for males. These contain the reproductive cells - oocytes for females and spermatocytes for males - which are brought together during fertilization to form a zygote.

The ovaries are contained in the abdominal cavity and are closely connected to other female reproductive organs- the Fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, and vagina. These organs work collectively to provide a favorable environment for the transport of spermatozoa up the female reproductive tract, the implantation of the zygote, and the formation of the zygote into an embryo and fetus inside the ...

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