Menstrual synchrony between mothers and daughters and between roommates

Aron Weller, Leonard Weller

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Abstract

Menstrual synchrony was examined in three groups of women: 1) mothers and their daughters; 2) women sharing a room in a private residence; and 3) women sharing a room in a dormitory. The intracouple difference in menstrual onset dates was the dependent measure. Mothers and daughters living in the same domicile displayed a significant degree of synchrony. Roommates in private residences were also synchronous, although not significantly more than roommates residing in dormitories.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)943-949
Number of pages7
JournalPhysiology and Behavior
Volume53
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1993

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Funding Information:
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Keywords

  • Dormitories
  • Menstrual synchrony
  • Mother-daughter
  • Pheromones
  • Roommates
  • Women

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