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Violence and fertility

Nature Human Behaviourvolume 2pages540541 (2018) | Download Citation

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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