University Forum Lecture: How Evolution Shaped Women’s Health
The College of Liberal Arts’ University Forum Lecture Series presents Ancient Bodies, Modern Lives: How Evolution Shaped Women’s Health, a talk by Wenda Travathan, regents professor, emerita, department of anthropology, New Mexico State University.
Women today experience puberty, pregnancy, birth and menopause in ways that have little in common with the experience of our ancestors. The view from evolutionary medicine suggests that what is regarded as “normal” may not be the norm for the species as a whole. The talk also reviews the implications that such information was for women’s health.
This event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by College of Liberal Arts – Dean’s Office and co-sponsored by UNLV’s Department of Anthropology