Re: frozen ovaries

From: Emlyn (
Date: Mon Nov 06 2000 - 18:37:41 MST

Barbara wrote:
> One theory of evolution of menopause in humans is that a woman would be
> able to pass down more of her genes if she remained alive during a period
> of time after her reproductive functions stopped. This would allow her to
> help her daughters and sons take care of their children.

This is the Grandmother hypothesis? I thought that was debunked. Although, I
think my source might be LMG (fine book that it is). Maybe someone else has
got more on this?


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