Maternal tendencies in women are associated with estrogen levels and facial femininity

@article{Smith2012MaternalTI,
  title={Maternal tendencies in women are associated with estrogen levels and facial femininity},
  author={M. J. Smith and D. K. Deady and F. Moore and B. Jones and D. Perrett},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2012},
  volume={61},
  pages={12-16}
}
Previous studies have shown that women with higher maternal tendencies are shorter and have lower testosterone levels than those with lower maternal tendencies. Here we report two studies that investigated the relationships between maternal tendencies and two further measures of physical masculinization/feminization; urinary estrogen metabolite (estrone-3-glucuronide: E1-3G) levels (Study 1) and rated facial femininity (Study 2). In Study 1, nulliparous women reported both their ideal number of… Expand
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