menstrual synchrony


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menstrual synchrony

The simultaneous occurrence of ovulatory cycles and menstrual bleeding among women who live or work together or socialize closely with one another.
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Partial contents of volume 2, number 2 (Fall 2014): "Cycling Together: Menstrual Synchrony as a Projection of Gendered Solidarity," by Breanne Fahs, Jax Gonzalez, Rose Coursey, & Stephanie Robinson-Cestaro; "'Crazy Woman Juice': Making Sense of Women's Infertility Treatment with Clomiphene," by Ophra Leyser-Whalen; "Mexican-American Mothers' Perceptions regarding Vaccinating Their Daughters against HPV and Recommended Strategies to Promote Vaccine Uptake," by Meghan B.
It has been unknown, however, whether the analog of menstrual synchrony occurs in birds--that is, whether avian ovulation cycles can synchronize on a daily timescale within the annual breeding pulse.
Menstrual synchrony among Plateau women of the community or family may have been difficult to establish because of these same seasonal rounds and a fluctuation in attendance.