CitationRosenbaum, S.; Gettler, L.T.; McDade, T.W.; Bechayda, S.S.; & Kuzawa, C.W. (2018). Does a Man's Testosterone "Rebound" as Dependent Children Grow Up, or When Pairbonds End? A Test in Cebu, Philippines. American Journal of Human Biology, 30(6), e23180.
Cross-culturally, men's T declines in response to pairbonding and fatherhood, but less is known about what happens to T during and after life history transitions that theoretically lead to renewed mating effort. We tested whether men's T rises (or declines less with age) as their children age, or when pairbonds end, independent of changes in fatherhood-related variables such as co-residence with children.
We used demographic, behavioral, and salivary hormone data (waking and pre-bed T) collected in 2009 and 2014 for the
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleAmerican Journal of Human Biology