Menstrual synchrony pheromones: cause for doubt.

@article{Strassmann1999MenstrualSP,
  title={Menstrual synchrony pheromones: cause for doubt.},
  author={Beverly I. Strassmann},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={1999},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={
          579-80
        }
}
  • B. Strassmann
  • Published 1 March 1999
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Human reproduction
Stern and McClintock’s (1998) recent finding of ‘definitive evidence of human pheromones’ and ‘confirmation’ of the mechanism underlying ‘menstrual synchrony’ is indeed spectacular. However, they disregarded the methodological critiques (Wilson, 1992; Strassmann, 1997) and negative evidence (Jarett, 1984; Wilson et al., 1991; Trevathan et al., 1993; Strassmann, 1997) that undermine the original report of McClintock (1971), as well as subsequent studies (Graham and McGrew, 1980; Quadagno et al… 
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