This chapter deals primarily with a detailed description of the components and patterning of male copulatory behavior, the effects of castration and replacement therapy with a variety of steroids, and the hormonal induction of female sexual behavior in males. Other topics have not been studied extensively and therefore can only be discussed briefly. These include the ontogeny of male sexual behavior, the effects of aging, and the effects of pharmacological agents. Additional material relevant to male copulatory behavior can be found in this volume; for example, see Chapter 7 on neonatal hormone manipulations, Chapter 14 on circadian factors, Chapter 11 on the involvement of central nervous system structures, Chapter 6 on chemical and auditory factors, and Chapter 4 on endocrine processes.
KeywordsCopulatory Behavior Golden Hamster Testosterone Propionate Estradiol Benzoate Castrate Male
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