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Violence and fertility

A study finds association between the occurrence of intimate partner violence and marital fertility among Tsimané forager-horticulturalists, independent of proximate explanations, suggesting that intimate partner violence may persist as an evolutionary strategy to enhance male fitness.

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Pillsworth, E.G. Violence and fertility. Nat Hum Behav 2, 540–541 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-018-0410-8

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