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Jill B. Becker, Karen J. Berkley, Nori Geary, Elizabeth Hampson, James P. Herman, and Elizabeth Young

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195311587

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311587.001.0001

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Methodological Issues in the Study of Hormone-Behavior Relations in Humans: Understanding and Monitoring the Menstrual Cycle

Methodological Issues in the Study of Hormone-Behavior Relations in Humans: Understanding and Monitoring the Menstrual Cycle

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(p.63) Chapter 4 Methodological Issues in the Study of Hormone-Behavior Relations in Humans: Understanding and Monitoring the Menstrual Cycle
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Sex Differences in the Brain
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Elizabeth Hampson

Elizabeth A. Young

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311587.003.0004

This chapter provides a basic overview of the menstrual cycle, including a review of several factors than can influence hormone concentrations or the timing of the cycle. It briefly describes the advantages and use of conventional serum assays versus saliva for menstrual cycle monitoring, and the indirect methods available. The emphasis will be on practical dimensions of the ovarian cycle that are of greatest relevance to researchers.

Keywords:   menstrual cycle, hormone concentrations, ovarian cycle

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