Virginia J Vitzthum
Affiliation: Indiana University
- The ecology and evolutionary endocrinology of reproduction in the human femaleVirginia J Vitzthum
Anthropology Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
Am J Phys Anthropol 140:95-136. 2009....
- Interpopulational differences in progesterone levels during conception and implantation in humansVirginia 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...
- Seasonal modulation of reproductive effort during early pregnancy in humansVirginia 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...
- Hormonal contraception and physiology: a research-based theory of discontinuation due to side effectsVirginia 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...
- A prospective study of early pregnancy loss in humansVirginia 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  inadequate luteal (ovarian) P, and/or  elevated follicular (adrenal) P...
- Seasonal and circadian variation in salivary testosterone in rural Bolivian menVirginia 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....
- Effect of menstrual cycle phase on exercise performance of high-altitude native women at 3600 mTom 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...
- Household economic strategies and nutritional anthropometry of women in American Samoa and highland BoliviaJames 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...
- Fifty fertile years: anthropologists' studies of reproduction in high altitude nativesVirginia 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...
- Links among inflammation, sexual activity and ovulation: Evolutionary trade-offs and clinical implicationsTierney 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...
- Links between breast cancer and birth weight: an empirical test of the hypothesized association between size at birth and premenopausal adult progesterone concentrationsKrista 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....
- Darwin's legacy: an evolutionary view of women's reproductive and sexual functioningAmy 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...
- The proximate determinants of fertility in populations exposed to chronic hypoxiaVirginia 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...
- Salivary progesterone levels and rate of ovulation are significantly lower in poorer than in better-off urban-dwelling Bolivian womenVirginia 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...
- Epidemiological transitions, reproductive health, and the Flexible Response ModelVirginia 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...
- Analyses do not support CYP17 genotype-estradiol associationsVirginia J Vitzthum
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:1550; author reply 1550. 2008