Women's attractiveness changes with estradiol and progesterone across the ovulatory cycle

@article{Puts2013WomensAC,
  title={Women's attractiveness changes with estradiol and progesterone across the ovulatory cycle},
  author={David A Puts and Drew H. Bailey and Rodrigo Andr{\'e}s C{\'a}rdenas and Robert P Burriss and Lisa L. M. Welling and John Wheatley and Khytam Dawood},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2013},
  volume={63},
  pages={13-19}
}
In many species, females are more sexually attractive to males near ovulation. Some evidence suggests a similar pattern in humans, but methodological limitations prohibit firm conclusions at present, and information on physiological mechanisms underlying any such pattern is lacking. In 202 normally-cycling women, we explored whether women's attractiveness changed over the cycle as a function of two likely candidates for mediating these changes: estradiol and progesterone. We scheduled women to… Expand
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