Hormonal regulation of sociosexual behavior in female mammals.

The role of estrogen (E) and progesterone (P) in regulating the expression of agonistic, scent marking and proceptive displays is reviewed. In the intact sexually mature female, data indicate that agonistic, scent marking and proceptive patterns of behavior fluctuate significantly prior to and during the period of mating. The propensity to display a… CONTINUE READING