Pregnancy Following Coital-Induced Ovulation in a Spontaneous Ovulator

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Science  19 Jan 1968:
Vol. 159, Issue 3812, pp. 329-330
DOI: 10.1126/science.159.3812.329


Ovulation induced in the immature rat by pregnant mare's serum can be prevented by chlorpromazine. Coitus induces ovulation in such animals, and ovulation so induced may result in pregnancy. Both implantation and pregnancy appear to be normal although the duration of gestation may be prolonged. Decidual response also is produced in the immature rat after coitus-induced ovulation. We suggest that the reflex release of luteinizing hormone may occur in Primates after coitus.