Gonads

Gonads

Gonads are the main reproductive organs, and include the testes in males and the ovaries in females. They are endocrine glands that are responsible
for the development of sex characteristics through the secretion of hormones. Male sex hormones are referred to as androgens, the primary hormone being testosterone. In females, the ovaries produce two types of hormones, estrogen and progesterone.

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