%A Lawrence C. Peters %A Mark B. Kristal %A Barry R. Komisaruk %J Brain Research %T Sensory innervation of the external and internal genitalia of the female rat %X Using a whole-nerve recording method, the genitalia of the female rat were found to receive afferent innervation as follows. Pelvic nerve: vagina, cervix, and perineal skin; hypogastric nerve: cervix and proximal three fifths of the uterus; pudendal nerve: skin of perineum, inner thigh, and clitoral sheath. It is probable that the pudendal and pelvic nerves are activated during copulation, and that all 3 nerves are activated during parturition. %K sensory innervation, external genitalia, female rat, hypogastric, pelvic nerve, pudendal nerve %P 199-204 %V 408 %D 1987 %I Elsevier %L cogprints5776