Virginia J Vitzthum

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Affiliation: Indiana University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The ecology and evolutionary endocrinology of reproduction in the human female
    Virginia J Vitzthum
    Anthropology Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 140:95-136. 2009
  2. pmc Interpopulational differences in progesterone levels during conception and implantation in humans
    Virginia J Vitzthum
    Department of Anthropology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:1443-8. 2004
  3. doi request reprint Seasonal modulation of reproductive effort during early pregnancy in humans
    Virginia J Vitzthum
    Anthropology Department and Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, Indiana University, Bloomington, 47405, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 21:548-58. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Hormonal contraception and physiology: a research-based theory of discontinuation due to side effects
    Virginia J Vitzthum
    Department of Anthropology, Student Building 130, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Stud Fam Plann 36:13-32. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of early pregnancy loss in humans
    Virginia J Vitzthum
    Anthropology Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405, USA
    Fertil Steril 86:373-9. 2006
  6. pmc Seasonal and circadian variation in salivary testosterone in rural Bolivian men
    Virginia J Vitzthum
    Anthropology Department and Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 21:762-8. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Effect of menstrual cycle phase on exercise performance of high-altitude native women at 3600 m
    Tom D Brutsaert
    Department of Anthropology, The University at Albany, State University of New York, 12222, USA
    J Exp Biol 205:233-9. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Household economic strategies and nutritional anthropometry of women in American Samoa and highland Bolivia
    James R Bindon
    Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa 35487, USA
    Soc Sci Med 54:1299-308. 2002
  9. doi request reprint Fifty fertile years: anthropologists' studies of reproduction in high altitude natives
    Virginia J Vitzthum
    Anthropology Department and The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 47405
    Am J Hum Biol 25:179-89. 2013
  10. pmc Links among inflammation, sexual activity and ovulation: Evolutionary trade-offs and clinical implications
    Tierney K Lorenz
    The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, Morrison Hall 313, 1165 E 3rd Street, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA The Center for Integrative Study of Animal Behavior, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Evol Med Public Health 2015:304-24. 2015

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Publications16

  1. doi request reprint The ecology and evolutionary endocrinology of reproduction in the human female
    Virginia J Vitzthum
    Anthropology Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 140:95-136. 2009
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  2. pmc Interpopulational differences in progesterone levels during conception and implantation in humans
    Virginia J Vitzthum
    Department of Anthropology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:1443-8. 2004
    ..We discuss the possible proximate and evolutionary explanations for this variation and note the implications for developing suitable hormonal contraceptives and elucidating the etiology of cancers of the breast and reproductive tract...
  3. doi request reprint Seasonal modulation of reproductive effort during early pregnancy in humans
    Virginia J Vitzthum
    Anthropology Department and Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, Indiana University, Bloomington, 47405, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 21:548-58. 2009
    ..These consequences of variability in the risk of EPL can impact efforts to understand the sources of variation in reproductive success...
  4. ncbi request reprint Hormonal contraception and physiology: a research-based theory of discontinuation due to side effects
    Virginia J Vitzthum
    Department of Anthropology, Student Building 130, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Stud Fam Plann 36:13-32. 2005
    ..Appropriately adjusting the level of the steroid delivered may benefit women's health and improve the acceptability and continuation of hormonal contraceptives...
  5. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of early pregnancy loss in humans
    Virginia J Vitzthum
    Anthropology Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405, USA
    Fertil Steril 86:373-9. 2006
    ..To test two hypotheses: In spontaneous conceptions, early pregnancy loss (EPL) is associated with [1] inadequate luteal (ovarian) P, and/or [2] elevated follicular (adrenal) P...
  6. pmc Seasonal and circadian variation in salivary testosterone in rural Bolivian men
    Virginia J Vitzthum
    Anthropology Department and Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 21:762-8. 2009
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Effect of menstrual cycle phase on exercise performance of high-altitude native women at 3600 m
    Tom D Brutsaert
    Department of Anthropology, The University at Albany, State University of New York, 12222, USA
    J Exp Biol 205:233-9. 2002
    ..072). In sum, the menstrual cycle phase has relatively modest effects on ventilation, but no effect on (V(O(2)max)) of HA native women...
  8. ncbi request reprint Household economic strategies and nutritional anthropometry of women in American Samoa and highland Bolivia
    James R Bindon
    Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa 35487, USA
    Soc Sci Med 54:1299-308. 2002
    ..The findings from Bolivia also support efforts in developing countries to improve girls' education, and thereby occupational prospects, as a means to improve their health status as women...
  9. doi request reprint Fifty fertile years: anthropologists' studies of reproduction in high altitude natives
    Virginia J Vitzthum
    Anthropology Department and The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 47405
    Am J Hum Biol 25:179-89. 2013
    ..This review discusses these and other findings that reveal the complex and dynamic adaptations of human reproductive functioning in high altitude environments...
  10. pmc Links among inflammation, sexual activity and ovulation: Evolutionary trade-offs and clinical implications
    Tierney K Lorenz
    The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, Morrison Hall 313, 1165 E 3rd Street, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA The Center for Integrative Study of Animal Behavior, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Evol Med Public Health 2015:304-24. 2015
    ..We examined a mechanism that may coordinate trade-offs between reproduction and immune response in healthy women, namely, changes in inflammation across the ovarian cycle...
  11. doi request reprint Links between breast cancer and birth weight: an empirical test of the hypothesized association between size at birth and premenopausal adult progesterone concentrations
    Krista M Milich
    The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, Indiana University, Morrison Hall 313, 1165 East Third Street, Bloomington, IN, 47405, USA
    Horm Cancer 6:182-8. 2015
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Darwin's legacy: an evolutionary view of women's reproductive and sexual functioning
    Amy L Harris
    Anthropology Department, Indiana University, Bloomington 47405, USA
    J Sex Res 50:207-46. 2013
    ..In none of these cases is as much known as is often claimed. In each, there are abundant opportunities for innovative, albeit challenging, research...
  13. ncbi request reprint The proximate determinants of fertility in populations exposed to chronic hypoxia
    Virginia J Vitzthum
    Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, USA
    High Alt Med Biol 4:125-39. 2003
    ..The experimental and clinical evidence presented in this issue suggests proximate mechanisms by which such adaptation, shaped by natural selection and developmental processes, is possible...
  14. ncbi request reprint Salivary progesterone levels and rate of ovulation are significantly lower in poorer than in better-off urban-dwelling Bolivian women
    Virginia J Vitzthum
    Institute for Primary and Preventative Health Care, and Department of Anthropology, Binghamton University SUNY, Binghamton, NY 13901, USA
    Hum Reprod 17:1906-13. 2002
    ..We tested whether urban Bolivia samples-poorer (Bol-p) and better-off (Bol-b)-have lower progesterone than a Chicago (USA) sample, and whether progesterone and rate of ovulation are lower in Bol-p than in Bol-b...
  15. ncbi request reprint Epidemiological transitions, reproductive health, and the Flexible Response Model
    Virginia J Vitzthum
    National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22230, USA
    Econ Hum Biol 1:223-42. 2003
    ..Our findings suggest new avenues of inquiry into the determinants of reproductive health and have implications for improving the well-being of women worldwide...
  16. doi request reprint Analyses do not support CYP17 genotype-estradiol associations
    Virginia J Vitzthum
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:1550; author reply 1550. 2008