Post-partum changes in hormones and sexual behaviour in captive groups of marmosets (Callithrix jacchus).

@article{Dixson1987PostpartumCI,
  title={Post-partum changes in hormones and sexual behaviour in captive groups of marmosets (Callithrix jacchus).},
  author={Alan F. Dixson and Stuart Lunn},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={1987},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={577-83}
}
Video-tape recordings were made of behavioural interactions in eight family groups of marmosets for 24-30 days after parturition. Blood samples were collected from females for measurement of plasma luteinizing hormone (LH) and progesterone. A pre-ovulatory LH surge occurred in six females between days 10-18 (mean +/- sem, 13.8 +/- 1.3 days). In these groups, sexual interactions increased in frequency during the post-partum period and males began to initiate mounts on days 1, 2, 2, 6, 8 and 10… CONTINUE READING

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