MHC Homozygosity Is Associated with Fast Sexual Strategies in Women

@article{Murray2017MHCHI,
  title={MHC Homozygosity Is Associated with Fast Sexual Strategies in Women},
  author={Damian R. Murray and K. Gildersleeve and Melissa R. Fales and M. Haselton},
  journal={Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={3},
  pages={101-117}
}
Life History Theory proposes that individuals facing uncontrollable threats to their survival—for example, uncontrollable threats of infectious disease—will pursue a “fast” sexual strategy, characterized by earlier and more promiscuous sexual behavior. Consistent with this idea, individuals with genes that equip them with poorer defenses against infectious disease could also tend to pursue a faster sexual strategy. Within a sample of 180 women, we find that women with a genetic marker of lower… Expand
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