[LMB] Men and Women (circling back to topic)
trialia at gmail.com
Fri Mar 6 22:31:28 GMT 2009
Katherine Collett wrote:
> >> Judy R Johnson wrote:
> >> Menopause is usually in a woman's 50s, so only a
> >> lucky few would live that long and likely would be arthritic >> and
> otherwise not fighting fit if they did.
> >I think that is a fairly recent "usually". Menopause might have >been
> significantly earlier, especially in subsistence-level >communities.
> >Genetics is certainly a factor, but nutrition also affects the >length of
> one's childbearing years.
Reading your comments, I feel the need to point out that in the early 20th
century, most girls didn't reach first menstruation until 15 or older, from
what's documented. In which case I don't think menopause would have been
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