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Pheromones regulate ovulation

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7134.797j (Published 14 March 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:797
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. BMJ

    It has long been observed that women who live together can develop synchronised menstrual cycles. Researchers have now found evidence that this is caused by human pheromones, the existence of which has not previously been proved.

    Odourless compounds taken from the axillas of women in the late follicular phase of their menstrual cycles accelerated the preovulatory surge of luteinising hormone in …

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