Natural fertility and longevity.

  title={Natural fertility and longevity.},
  author={Alain L Gagnon},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  volume={103 5},
Much empirical work suggests an association between fertility patterns and longevity. I review this association, focusing on natural fertility populations and emphasizing the role of both the timing and the intensity of fertility. Overall, it appears that although age at last reproduction routinely correlates with post-reproductive longevity, suggesting a slower rate of senescence among late fertile women, the same is not true for age at first reproduction and parity. I discuss some of the… CONTINUE READING
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