Electroejaculation technique in Macaca mulatta (rhesus monkeys)

D. S.F. Settlage, Andrew G Hendrickx

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Ejaculates were collected from 5 rhesus monkeys by penile electrode stimulation over a 6 mth period. The success of specimen collection was 97.4%, with all failures occurring in the first 3 wk of the study. All animals showed a conditioning response to the procedure which included occasional or frequent ejaculation without the need for using electric current. In short periods of time, a capacity for multiple ejaculations was demonstrated for all animals. Early complications of the procedure included urine contamination with stimulation above 45 V and small burns over 60 V. Stimulation over 45 V must, therefore, be avoided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-159
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and Sterility
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1974

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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