Variability in Human Fertility

Variability in Human Fertility

by Lyliane Rosetta, C. G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor
     
 

In this book, the variability of human fertility is examined by first looking at the physiological processes regulating reproduction, and the roles of metabolic adaptation and metabolic load. Interpopulation variation in normal ovarian function is then discussed, covering the importance of factors such as age, disease, and breastfeeding in modifying ovarian function.… See more details below

Overview

In this book, the variability of human fertility is examined by first looking at the physiological processes regulating reproduction, and the roles of metabolic adaptation and metabolic load. Interpopulation variation in normal ovarian function is then discussed, covering the importance of factors such as age, disease, and breastfeeding in modifying ovarian function. This will be an important book for all those interested in human fertility.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521117944
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/30/2009
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Series, #19
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
1Introduction: the biological anthropological approach1
2The hypothalamo-pituitary regulation of the reproductive function: towards an increasing complexity7
3Lactation, condition and sociality: constraints on fertility of non-human mammals25
4Evidence for interpopulation variation in normal ovarian function and consequences for hormonal contraception46
5Age and developmental effects on human ovarian function69
6Non-pathological source of variability in fertility: between/within subjects and between populations91
7The relationship between disease and subfecundity106
8Metabolic adaptation in humans: does it occur?125
9Possible adaptive mechanisms for energy saving during physical activity148
10Body composition and fertility: methodological considerations167
11Breast-feeding practices and other metabolic loads affecting human reproduction195
Index217

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