Below you will find both the order of events for males and females during the reproductive process that occurs before fertilization.
Can you name the male and female sex hormones?
|Penis (sexual organ) becomes erect (spongy tissue fills with blood).||Day 1. Shedding of the uterus lining (endometrium). Lasts up to 7 days.|
|Sperm is made and stored in the testes (sex gland) and it is released.||Day 14-16. An ovum (egg – sex cell) is released from the ovary (sex organ)|
|Sperm (sex cell) travels along the sperm duct.||An ovum travels along the fallopian tube to the uterus.|
|Fluids produced in the seminal vesicles and prostate gland mix with the sperm.||The ovum implants in the uterus and the lining thickens.|
|Semen (fluids and sperm) is released through the urethra. This is called ejaculation.||The ovum matures and lining thickens if it is NOT fertilized the menstrual cycle will start again.|