Re: Making sex more difficult

J.E.Hawcroft (
1 Nov 1995 14:49:21 GMT

Having a lower population would be advantagoues only now that we ar
overpopulated. In Plesitocene times I don't think they were so short of
Now answer me this: why is it that in the well-fed West, women who are
extremely thin (less than 17% body fat I believe) become infertile,
whereas in developing countries where famines occur, women keep on having
babies despite being down to starvation levels of body fat? Women living
through famines seem to have their fertility unaffected by body fat
levels by some strange mechanism when, to be callous, one might say they
would be better off becoming temporarily infertile. Any suggestions?