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Medicine - Gynecology | Sex and Longevity: Sexuality, Gender, Reproduction, Parenthood

Sex and Longevity: Sexuality, Gender, Reproduction, Parenthood

Robine, J.-M., Kirkwood, T.B.L., Allard, M. (Eds.)

Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001, X, 142 pp. 36 figs., 21 tabs.

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In most human societies, females live longer than males. Some people live in good health to great ages while others die relatively young. The tendency to live longer seems to run in families. Parenthood also seems to influence survival. Why should females survive well after they lose fertility? In the current context of improved diet, public health and medicine, many more people will live longer, leading to an ageing of the human population. An international group of experts, hosted by the Fondation IPSEN, met during the third meeting of the series "Colloques M├ędecine et Recherche", devoted to "Research and Perspectives in Longevity", to discuss the latest advances towards understanding why some of us age faster than others.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Longevity - aging - androgen deficiency - life expectancy - menopause - parental age

Related subjects » Gynecology - Internal Medicine - Urology

Table of contents 

Human longevity at the cost of reproductive success: trade-offs in the life history.-Human longevity and parental age at conception.-Gender-linked effects on the inheritance of longevity. A population-based study: Valserine valley XVIII-XXth centuries.-Genes and centenarians.-Evolutionary ecology of the human female life history.-Caretaking, risk-seeking, and survival in anthropoid primates.-The ecology of menopause.-Androgen deficiency in aging males and healthy aging.-Patterns of childbearing and mortality in Norwegian women.-Sex differentials in the evolution of life expectancy and health in older age

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