In episode 19, we air a podcast episode originally produced by Science for the People, in which Lynette Sievert discusses the evolution and variation of menopause as a human trait. Sievert is an editor of AJHB and professor of anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research on age at menopause and associated symptom experience has taken place in a variety of contexts, from western Massachusetts to Mexico, Slovenia, Paraguay, Hawaii, Bangladesh, and the UK. To listen to the full episode of Science for the People Episode #460 Brake for Menopause, featuring cognitive neuroscientist Lauren Drogos, follow this link:…r-menopause.

More information about Sievert’s research can be found at her faculty page:, and she can also be reached via email at: leidy@anthro.umass.eduThe Sausage of Science is produced by Cara Ocobock and Chris Lynn, with assistance from Junior Service Fellow Caroline Owens for the Public Relations Committee of the Human Biology Association. The song in the soundbed is “Always Lyin’” by the Morning Shakes. Contact the Sausage of Science and Human Biology Association: Facebook:, Website:, Twitter: @HumBioAssoc

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