Men’s desire for younger women drives menopause


If menopause, with its dreaded hot flushes and sleep problems isn’t enough, now comes research that suggests the bane of older women’s lives is driven by male sexual desire.

Human male preference for younger women has actually stacked the Darwinian deck against continued fertility in older women, concludes the study, published in the latest issue of PLoS Computational Biology .

“I think male-driven sexual selection, the male sex drive, has been a major factor driving sexual selection in humans,” says co-author Rama Singh.

“If there were no preference against older women, women would be reproducing like men are for their whole lives,” she adds.

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