Ancient Bodies, Modern Lives How Evolution Has Shaped Women's Health

ISBN-10: 0195388887
ISBN-13: 9780195388886
Edition: 2010
Authors: Wenda Trevathan
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Book details

List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/27/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Wenda Trevathan is Regents Professor (Emerita) of Anthropology at New Mexico State University, where she taught from 1983 to 2009. She is a biological anthropologist whose research focuses on the evolutionary and biocultural factors underlying human reproduction, including childbirth, maternal behavior, sexuality, and menopause. Her primary publications include works on the evolution of childbirth and evolutionary medicine. Her most recent book is ANCIENT BODIES, MODERN LIVES: HOW EVOLUTION HAS SHAPED WOMEN'S HEALTH (2010, Oxford University Press). She has taught courses in physical anthropology, nutritional anthropology, medical anthropology, evolutionary medicine, and anthropology of reproduction.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: What Does Evolution Have to Do with Women's Health?
Are We Grown Up Yet?
Vicious Cycles
Getting Pregnant: Why Can't Everyone Just Get Along?
Staying Pregnant
Welcome to the World
The Greasy, Helpless One-Hour-Old Human Newborn
Women are Defined by Their Breasts
But Women are More than Breasts
If Reproduction Is What It's All About, Why Does It Stop?
What Good are Old Women? Quite a Lot, Thank You
Implications for Women's Health in the 21st Century-and Preventing the Epidemiological Collision
Notes
References
Index

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