Variation in testosterone levels and male reproductive effort: insight from a polygynous human population.

@article{Alvergne2009VariationIT,
  title={Variation in testosterone levels and male reproductive effort: insight from a polygynous human population.},
  author={Alexandra Alvergne and Charlotte Faurie and Michel Raymond},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  year={2009},
  volume={56 5},
  pages={491-7}
}
Recent evidence suggests that, in humans, variations in testosterone (T) levels between men reflect their differential allocation in mating versus parenting efforts. However, most studies have been conducted in urbanized, monogamous populations, making generalizations from them questionable. This study addresses the question of whether indicators of male reproductive effort are associated with variations in salivary T levels in a polygynous population of agriculturists in rural Senegal. We… CONTINUE READING
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