We begin our research into human reproduction by examining the basic anatomical structures involved.
First we will begin by looking at the male system:

The labelled structures can be viewed in the diagrams below:

It is the spongy material within the corpora cavernosa that fills with blood when the male becomes sexually aroused and allow the penis to become erect.

The seminal vesicles produce fluid to nourish the sperm, the prostate fluid is alkaline and protects the sperm on their journey through the acidic environment tghrough the femal reproductive system. The bulbo-urethral gland produces a fluid to clear out any remaining urine in the urethra and it also acts as a lubricant that helps to faciliate sex.

Next the study moves on to the female reproductive system:



The gametes or sex cells are structured as shown below:


An overview of the entire process may be viewed at the following link (there are a number of interesting animations and time-lapse videos)
Human reproduction

Below is the video seen in class:

The contraception webquest that will be completed in the computer lab can be found here: