Meerts publishes paper

15 December 2019

Sarah Meerts, Associate Professor of Psychology, published a paper with a colleague at Southwestern University in Current Aging ScienceThe paper, “Sexual Behavior is Enhanced by Regular, Repeated Mating from Young Adulthood to Middle Age in Female Long-Evans Rats” demonstrates that although aging affects some measures of female sexual behavior even when hormones are controlled, the main determinant of sexual behavior is sexual history. Thus, the effects of age on sexual behavior in middle-aged rats can be mitigated with regular, repeated mating experience throughout the lifespan.