Menopause: A Biocultural Perspective

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INDEX
age at menopause, 82–110
and age at death, 26
in Asunción, Paraguay, 90–91
defining menopause, 90–94
in developing countries, 62
factors associated with, 38–39, 82–83, 87, 101–110, 168; age at menarche, 26, 108; alcohol, 108; childhood nutrition, 102–104; education level, 105–106; hormonal birth control, 109; infectious disease, 105; marital status, 82, 106; menstrual cycle characteristics, 109; reproductive history, 82, 109–110; rural-urban residence, 106–107; smoking, 82, 107–108; socioeconomic status, 105
heritability, 87–89
methods of determining, 4, 5, 52, 94–100, 164; mean recalled age at menopause, 95–97; median age by life table analysis, 98–100; median age by probit analysis, 53–54, 97–98; prospective studies, 95–96
oldest age at menopause, 82
predicting age at menopause, 6, 39, 164–165
in Puebla, Mexico, 40
“on time” vs. “off time,” 28–30
and recall error, 96–97
suggestions for future studies, 164
variation in, 83–86, 168
See also premature ovarian failure; secular trend
antimüllerian hormone (AMH), 165
attitudes toward menopause, 55, 152–155
Australia, Melbourne Women's Midlife Health Project, 58–59, 73, 162
auto-ovarian grafts, 166–167
biocultural perspective, xiii, 15–24
and depression, 122
ecological model, 18–21
evolutionary ecology, 17–18
and hot flashes, 127, 141, 144
on human evolution, 15–19, 24
and loss of desire for sex, 126
and menopause, 24–25, 156–157, 160, 162–163, 168–170
and musculoskeletal symptoms, 116
political economy, 21
biology of menopause
hormonal transition, 37–39
loss of ovarian follicles, 10–13, 35–37
birth weight, 41
Blatt/Kupperman Index, 69–70
blood pressure, 40–41
body diagram, 131
body mass index (BMI), 41, 66
bone pain. See muscle-joint-bone pain/stiffness

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Figures ix
  • Tables xi
  • Preface xiii
  • Acknowledgments xvii
  • Chapter One - Introduction 1
  • Chapter Two - The Biological Basis of Menopause 32
  • Chapter Three - Methods of Study 49
  • Chapter Four - Age at Menopause 82
  • Chapter Five - The Discomforts of Menopause 111
  • Chapter Six - Hot Flashes 127
  • Chapter Seven - Conclusions and Future Directions 162
  • Notes 171
  • References 177
  • Index 217
  • About the Author 221
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