Alien environments and the hormone of love

TOB space“Recent research collaboration between NASA and other agencies has led to the publication of a series of papers reviewing our knowledge about the impact of sex and gender on adaptation to Space. In this article, I look at some of the findings of the review on reproductive health, which considers the effects of radiation, microgravity and stress. The results show that, among other things, Space flight can have a significant effect on the hormones of astronauts and cosmonauts, and I raise questions about the difference in approach taken in different fields and about how we evaluate the effects of different – and sometimes alien – environments on our health and wellbeing.”

With grateful thanks as always to everyone at The Practising Midwife for letting me share my Thinking Outside the Box articles with you and on my website, here is Alien environments and the hormone of love 🙂


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