About the Author
WENDA TREVATHAN is Regents Professor Emerita of Anthropology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, USA, where she has taught for thirty years. She is a biological anthropologist whose research focuses on the evolutionary and biocultural factors underlying human reproduction including childbirth, maternal behavior, sexuality, and menopause. Her primary publications are works on the evolution of childbirth and evolutionary medicine and include Ancient Bodies, Modern Lives: How Evolution Has Shaped Women's Health, and Human Birth: An Evolutionary Perspective. For the past twenty years, she has also co-authored two major textbooks in biological anthropology.