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An Ecological Approach to Women's Reproductive Health HSCI 461 (3)

Women’s reproduction differs in key traits from other mammalian females including continuous rather than seasonal ovulation, lack of estrous, and a radically invasive placenta. Students will research these reproductive features, explore their evolutionary origins, how social and physical factors modulate their expression and their consequences for maternal and child health. Prerequisite: HSCI 216. Students who have taken HSCI 471 under this topic in Fall 2019, Fall 2017, and Fall 2010 may not take this course for further credit.