Genetic Influences on Human Fertility and Sexuality

Theoretical and Empirical Contributions from the Biological and Behavioral Sciences

  • Joseph Lee Rodgers
  • David C. Rowe
  • Warren B. Miller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Warren B. Miller, David J. Pasta, James MacMurray, Donn Muhleman, David E. Comings
    Pages 35-66
  3. David J. Pasta, Warren B. Miller
    Pages 107-120
  4. Debby Doughty, Joseph Lee Rodgers
    Pages 169-181
  5. Khytam Dawood, J. Michael Bailey
    Pages 237-252
  6. Susan L. Trumbetta, Irving I. Gottesman
    Pages 253-269
  7. James MacMurray, Bruce Kovacs, Matt McGue, James P. Johnson, Hezekiah Blake, David E. Comings
    Pages 303-316

About this book


Recent work in quantitative biology has shown theoretically why Fisher's Fundamental Theorem of Natural Selection does not preclude genetic influences on fertility, sexuality, and related processes. Genetic Influences on Human Fertility and Sexuality takes the next step, and presents a number of successful empirical searches for such genetic influence on a broad range of processes, such as puberty, marriage, sexual behavior, and twinning. Employing a broad range of methodological approaches, including molecular and behavioral genetics, this book weaves a new theoretical framework that shows how genes can help relate fertility planning to fertility outcome, and how puberty, sexuality, marriage, and reproduction can be conceptually linked through the genes that contribute to individual differences in the human process.


behavior biology birth child development evolution fertility genes genetics planning reproduction sexuality

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph Lee Rodgers
    • 1
  • David C. Rowe
    • 2
  • Warren B. Miller
    • 3
  1. 1.University of OklahomaUSA
  2. 2.University of ArizonaUSA
  3. 3.Transnational Family Research InstituteUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7012-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4467-8
  • About this book