Developmental plasticity of human reproductive development: effects of early family environment in modern-day France.

@article{Alvergne2008DevelopmentalPO,
  title={Developmental plasticity of human reproductive development: effects of early family environment in modern-day France.},
  author={Alexandra Alvergne and Charlotte Faurie and Michel Raymond},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={2008},
  volume={95 5},
  pages={625-32}
}
In a first study, we investigated how the absence of a father and the presence of a stepfather during early childhood affected physiological and behavioral traits related to reproductive development (such as age of menarche, age of first sexual intercourse and number of sexual partners) in a large sample set of male and female French university students. We evaluated which ages were sensitive to modifications in the family composition and found that menarche occurred earlier when the father was… CONTINUE READING
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