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Menstrual synchrony: Fact or artifact?

Overview of attention for article published in Human Nature, December 2006
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6 tweeters
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Title
Menstrual synchrony: Fact or artifact?
Published in
Human Nature, December 2006
DOI 10.1007/s12110-006-1004-0
Pubmed ID
Authors

Anna Ziomkiewicz

Abstract

Although more than thirty years of intensive investigation have passed since McClintock first published results on menstrual synchrony, there is still no conclusive evidence for the existence of this phenomenon. Indeed, a growing body of nullresult studies, critiques of menstrual synchrony studies, and the lack of convincing evolutionary explanations bring into question the existence of this phenomenon. This paper presents results of a study conducted over five consecutive months in Polish student dormitories. In 18 pairs and 21 triples of college-age women, menstrual synchrony was not found. Social interactions, considered the most important factor mediating the effect of menstrual synchrony, was unrelated to any difference in menstrual cycle onsets. Initial menstrual onset difference was influenced by woman's body mass and menstrual cycle irregularity. These results provide further evidence that women do not synchronize their menstrual cycles.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 6%
Germany 1 2%
China 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Unknown 44 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 18%
Researcher 9 18%
Professor > Associate Professor 7 14%
Student > Bachelor 6 12%
Student > Master 6 12%
Other 13 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 17 34%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 10%
Unspecified 3 6%
Social Sciences 3 6%
Other 10 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 33. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 March 2019.
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#482,071
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#81
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Outputs of similar age
#3,558
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#3
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