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301: Exploring the Evolution of Periods, Menopause, and Pregnancy with Deena Emera
Episode 30114th August 2023 • The Period Party • Nicole Jardim
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Deena Emera, Ph.D., is an evolutionary geneticist, teacher, and the author of A Brief History of the Female Body: An Evolutionary Look at How and Why the Female Form Came to Be. She earned a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley, a master’s degree from NYU, and a PhD from Yale. Deena is a scientist and writer-in-residence at the Buck Institute’s Center for Reproductive Longevity and Equality.

In this conversation, Deena and I discuss the evolutionary origins of menstruation, the evolutionary advantages and adaptations associated with menstruation, the evolutionary significance of menopause, the profound changes in maternal-fetal interactions, common myths about the female body, and so much more!

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