The Role of Oxytocin: From Conception to Birth

  • Melissa Sammut
  • Enya Sammut
  • Sarah Chetcuti
  • JEAN CALLEJA AGIUS University of Malta


Oxytocin is typically linked to birth and lactation, but there is increasing evidence about its role in the events leading up to conception and birth. Such events include its involvement in sexual behaviour and its effects on the menstrual cycle, both of which are important in human reproduction. New evidence in its involvement in birth and lactation will also be included. Essentially, this review aims to link all these events that oxytocin is involved in from conception to birth.

Dec 21, 2018
How to Cite
SAMMUT, Melissa et al. The Role of Oxytocin: From Conception to Birth. International Journal of Prenatal and Life Sciences DOI:10.24946/IJPLS, [S.l.], dec. 2018. ISSN 2945-011X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 14 apr. 2024.