UNIT 8.2 Sexual and Reproductive Behaviors

  1. Cheryl L. Sisk1,
  2. Leslie R. Meek2

Published Online: 1 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0471142301.ns0802s00

Current Protocols in Neuroscience

Current Protocols in Neuroscience

How to Cite

Sisk, C. L. and Meek, L. R. 2001. Sexual and Reproductive Behaviors. Current Protocols in Neuroscience. 00:8.2.1–8.2.15.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

  2. 2

    University of Minnesota at Morris, Morris, Minnesota

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
  2. Published Print: SEP 1997


The procedures described in this unit include testing procedures for male and female reproductive behaviors, gonadectomy, and hormonal treatments appropriate for inducing male and female reproductive behaviors. Because reproductive behaviors are social behaviors, and therefore require the presence of stimulus animals, the protocols in this unit also provide information on the preparation of stimulus animals. The protocols are written for use with laboratory rats, although a discussion of issues related to species differences in the study of reproductive behaviors is included.