Menstrual Cycle 12 articles
Molecular forms of soluble HLA in body fluids: potential determinants of body odor cues.
The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) has been linked to encoding for individual olfactory identity. Experiments in mice and rats proved that behavior and mating were, at least in part, determined by genes within the MHC. This study was aimed at investigating whether sHLA are excreted in human...
Pattern of menstrual cycle length in south Indian women: a prospective study.
Data on 8,308 menstrual cycles from 1,740 South Indian women prospectively recorded were analyzed to identify the effect of age on menstrual cycle length. The distribution was skewed to the right with the mean (SD) cycle length of 31.8 (6.7) days. The range of 25-40 days constituted 10-82 per cent o...
Maternal determinants of birth weight: a population-based sample from Qingdao, China.
This analysis examines the relationship between maternal determinants and birth weight in a population-based birth cohort of 5,284 mothers with singleton births of 28 completed gestational weeks in Qingdao, China, in 1992. Multiple linear regression models suggest that the length of the menstrual cy...
Female fecundity in highland Papua New Guinea.
We apply a stochastic model of the determinants of fecundability (the monthly probability of conception) to endocrinological data collected among the Gainj, a tribal population in highland Papua New Guinea. Based on previous research, the Gainj are known to have age patterns of ovarian function that...
A woman's body and her vascular system are unique. How should we care for them?
Women must now gain the phenomenal care justified by new biologic evidence and a comprehensive understanding of fundamental differences from men-that go well beyond secondary sexual characteristics.
Methylmercury effects on reproduction and offspring size at birth.
This article describes a study of the toxic, reproductive, and developmental effects of chronic methylmercury (MeHg) exposure in Macaca fascicularis monkeys. Adult and infant monkeys were studied using procedures to assess maternal and newborn blood Hg concentrations, menstrual cyclicity, conception...
Early visual processing over the menstrual cycle: the tilt aftereffect.
We have previously shown that the tilt aftereffect (TAE) appears to respond to changes in central dopaminergic function. In this study, the TAE was investigated during the preovulatory and the premenstrual phases of the menstrual cycle. Results in the preovulatory phase mimicked those previously fou...
Black adolescent's source, quantity, and quality of sex related information.
This investigation explored the impact of the sexual socialization of Black adolescents on teenage sexual behavior. Using a phenomenological approach, familial triads composed of adolescent daughter, mother, and grandmother were surveyed. The construct of sexual socialization was defined in terms of...
Studies of reproductive cyclicity: evaluation of computer modeling as a tool.
Assessment of toxic effects on human reproductive function using fetal health or teratogenic criteria presumes the conditions of parental fertility. Toxins that compromise fecundity through derangement of the menstrual cycle may require quite different models and criteria. Nonlinear dynamic interact...
Surgery as a risk factor for breast cancer recurrence and metastasis: mediating mechanisms and clinical prophylactic approaches.
We believe that the short postoperative period is critical for eliminating minimal residual disease (MRD), thus markedly impacting long term survival. Unfortunately, both animal and human studies have shown that surgery induces suppression of anti-metastatic cell-mediated immunity (CMI) at this crit...