A critical review of menstrual synchrony research

@article{Wilson1992ACR,
  title={A critical review of menstrual synchrony research},
  author={Helene C. Wilson},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={1992},
  volume={17},
  pages={565-591}
}
  • H. C. Wilson
  • Published 1 November 1992
  • Psychology
  • Psychoneuroendocrinology

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