Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology: Reproduction and Adaptation: Topics in Human Reproductive Ecology Series Number 59

La description

In the space of one generation major changes have begun to take place in the field of human reproduction. A rapid increase in the control of fertility and the understanding and treatment of sexual health issues have been accompanied by an emerging threat to reproductive function linked to increasing environmental pollution and dramatic changes in lifestyle. Organised around four key themes, this book provides a valuable review of some of the most important recent findings in human reproductive ecology. Major topics include the impact of the environment on reproduction, the role of physical activity and energetics in regulating reproduction, sexual maturation and ovulation assessment and demographic, health and family planning issues. Both theoretical and practical issues are covered, including the evolution and importance of the menopause and the various statistical methods by which researchers can analyse characteristics of the menstrual cycle in field studies.

Details

Author(s)
C. G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor, Lyliane Rosetta
Format
Hardback | 292 pages
Dimensions
158 x 234 x 18mm | 590g
Publication date
31 Mar 2011
Publisher
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
9 Tables, black and white; 1 Halftones, unspecified; 37 Line drawings, unspecified
ISBN10
0521509637
ISBN13
9780521509633