Is Female Health Cyclical? Evolutionary Perspectives on Menstruation.

@article{Alvergne2018IsFH,
  title={Is Female Health Cyclical? Evolutionary Perspectives on Menstruation.},
  author={A. Alvergne and Vedrana H{\"o}gqvist Tabor},
  journal={Trends in ecology \& evolution},
  year={2018},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={
          399-414
        }
}
Why do some females menstruate at all? Answering this question has implications for understanding the tight links between reproductive function and organismal immunity. Here we build on the growing evidence that menstruation is the byproduct of a 'choosy uterus' to: (i) make the theoretical case for the idea that female immunity is cyclical in menstruating species, (ii) evaluate the evidence for the menstrual modulation of immunity and health in humans, and (iii) speculate on the implications… Expand
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