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A gonad is a generic term referring to one of the reproductive organs, in both people and animals. These organs come in pairs, referring to the ovaries for women and the testicles for men. As genital (or sexual) glands, these organs produce the reproductive cells, called gametes, of men and women, the ovums and spermatozoa, respectively. The gonads also secrete sexual hormones.