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Title Variability in human fertility / edited by Lyliane Rosetta and C.G.N. Mascie-Taylor.

Published Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY. USA : Cambridge University Press, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed ST  612.62 VARI    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 225 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Cambridge studies in biological anthropology ; 19.
Cambridge studies in biological anthropology ; 19.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introduction: the biological anthropological approach / G. A. Harrison -- 2. The hypothalamo-pituitary regulation of the reproductive function: towards an increasing complexity / J.-C. Thalabard, M. L. Goubillon and G. Plu-Bureau -- 3. Lactation, condition and sociality: constraints on fertility of non-human mammals / P. C. Lee -- 4. Evidence for interpopulation variation in normal ovarian function and consequences for hormonal contraception / G. R. Bentley -- 5. Age and developmental effects on human ovarian function / P. T. Ellison -- 6. Non-pathological source of variability in fertility: between/within subjects and between populations / L. Rosetta -- 7. The relationship between disease and subfecundity / C. G. N. Mascie-Taylor -- 8. Metabolic adaptation in humans: does it occur? / P. S. Shetty -- 9. Possible adaptive mechanisms for energy saving during physical activity / M. Rieu -- 10. Body composition and fertility: methodological considerations / N. G. Norgan.
11. Breast-feeding practices and other metabolic loads affecting human reproduction / P. G. Lunn.
Summary In this book, the variability of human fertility is examined by first looking at the physiological processes regulating reproduction, and the roles of metabolic adaptation and metabolic load. Interpopulation variation in normal ovarian function is then discussed, covering the importance of factors such as age, disease, and breastfeeding in modifying ovarian function. This will be an important book for all those interested in human fertility.
Other author Rosetta, Lyliane.
Mascie-Taylor, C. G. N.
Subject Fertility, Human.
Variation (Biology)
Medical anthropology.
ISBN 0521495695 (hc)