Effects of season of birth on reproduction in contemporary humans: brief communication.

@article{Huber2004EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of season of birth on reproduction in contemporary humans: brief communication.},
  author={S P Huber and Martin Fieder and Bernard Wallner and Karoline Iber and Gabriele Moser},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={2004},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={445-7}
}
BACKGROUND At high latitudes the external environment varies with season, and therefore the season of birth may contribute to the developmental processes during the perinatal period. METHODS We investigated the association between birth season and measures of reproductive performance (offspring count, percentage childless individuals) in a contemporary sample of women and men. RESULTS In the male sample (n = 2342), men born in autumn had fewer offspring (mean 1.4 versus 1.62; P < 0.01) and… CONTINUE READING

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