Anthropology and the study of menopause: evolutionary, developmental, and comparative perspectives

  title={Anthropology and the study of menopause: evolutionary, developmental, and comparative perspectives},
  author={Lynnette Leidy Sievert},
  • L. Sievert
  • Published 1 October 2014
  • Psychology
  • Menopause
ObjectiveThis work aims to consider how the discipline of anthropology contributes to the study of menopause through evolutionary, developmental, and comparative perspectives. MethodsThis study was a review of skeletal and ethnographic evidence for menopause and postreproductive life in humans’ distant past, hypotheses for the evolution of menopause and long postreproductive life, variation in age at menopause with focus on childhood environments, and the study of variation in symptom… 

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