Reproductive Systems Gametogenesis and Early Development
Which of the following statements is true regarding the male and female reproductive and urinary systems?
|A||In both males and females, the urethra carries urine, and also functions in the reproductive system, in males for the delivery of sperm and in females as the orifice that accepts the sperm.|
|B||In males, sperm and urine ultimately leave the body through the same tube, the urethra.|
|C||In females, the ureters play a role in oogenesis, so the two systems are interconnected, but in a different way than occurs in males.|
|D||None of the above statements is true.|
In males, the sperm and urine do in fact share the urethra as a common pathway out of the body. In females, the urinary and reproductive systems are completely separate anatomically and physiologically; superficially they seem connected due to their external openings in the same general vicinity (choices A, C and D are incorrect).