Helminth infection, fecundity, and age of first pregnancy in women

  title={Helminth infection, fecundity, and age of first pregnancy in women},
  author={Aaron D Blackwell and Marilyne A. Tamayo and Bret A Beheim and Benjamin C Trumble and Jonathan Stieglitz and Paul L. Hooper and M{\'e}lanie Martin and Hillard S. Kaplan and Michael Gurven},
Infection with intestinal helminths results in immunological changes that influence co-infections, and might influence fecundity by inducing immunological states affecting conception and pregnancy. We investigated associations between intestinal helminths and fertility in women, using 9 years of longitudinal data from 986 Bolivian forager-horticulturalists, experiencing natural fertility and 70% helminth prevalence. We found that different species of helminth are associated with contrasting… CONTINUE READING

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