Title

Menstrual Cycle Length and Modern Living: A Review

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2021

Abstract

Purpose of review: The aim of this review is to evaluate biological, life history, environmental, and lifestyle factors and exposures that cause variability in menstrual cycle length (MCL).

Recent findings: Recent literature has detailed a number of factors that influence MCL, with particular emphasis placed on novel environmental exposures, such as air pollution and endocrine disrupting chemicals.

Summary: MCL varies widely in response to intrinsic and extrinsic inputs and is a useful predictor of reproductive health and fecundability.

Video abstract: http://links.lww.com/COE/A28

Comments

Online ahead of print 20 September 2021.

DOI

10.1097/MED.0000000000000681

PubMed ID

34545843


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