Sex and Longevity: Sexuality, Gender, Reproduction, Parenthood

  • Jean-Marie Robine
  • Thomas B. L. Kirkwood
  • Michel Allard
Conference proceedings

Part of the Research and Perspectives in Longevity book series (RPL)

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About these proceedings


In most human societies, females live longer than males. Some people live in good health to great ages while others die relatively young. The tendency to live longer seems to run in families. Parenthood also seems to influence survival. Why should females survive well after they lose fertility? In the current context of improved diet, public health and medicine, many more people will live longer, leading to an ageing of the human population. An international group of experts, hosted by the Fondation IPSEN, met during the third meeting of the series "Colloques Médecine et Recherche", devoted to "Research and Perspectives in Longevity", to discuss the latest advances towards understanding why some of us age faster than others.


Longevity ageing aging androgen deficiency cells evolution life expectancy menopause parental age reproduction senescence sex sexuality stress women

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Marie Robine
    • 1
  • Thomas B. L. Kirkwood
    • 2
    • 3
  • Michel Allard
    • 4
  1. 1.Val d’AurelleEquipe INSERM Démographie et SantéFrance
  2. 2.Department of GerontologyUniversity of NewcastleUK
  3. 3.Wolfson Research CentreNewcastle General HospitalUK
  4. 4.Fondation IPSENFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64026-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59558-5
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