Menstrual Cycle Length and Modern Living: A Review
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.
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Campbell, L. R., Scalise, A. L., DiBenedictis, B., & Mahalingaiah, S. (2021). Menstrual cycle length and modern living: A review. Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity, 28(6), 566-573. Doi: 10.1097/MED.0000000000000681