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Nature 229, 244 - 245 (22 January 1971); doi:10.1038/229244a0

Menstrual Synchrony and Suppression

MARTHA K. MCCLINTOCK

Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Synchrony and suppression among a group of women living together in a college dormitory suggest that social interaction can have a strong effect on the menstrual cycle.

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