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Title: The Effect of High Altitude on Fecundity and Fertility in the Himalayas: Myths and Realities
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Melvyn C. Goldstein
Cynthia M. Beall
Paljor Tsarong
One Sentence Summary: The article discusses the effect of high altitude on fecundity and fertility in the Himalayas.

Description: The article discusses the effect of high altitude on fecundity and fertility in the Himalayas. It examines the body of research on high altitude hypoxia, particularly the effect of high altitude on fertility and fecundity. The article is based on a survey of Kyilung village, Ladakh. It also reviews old studies and discuss the topic on the basis of the Sherpa of Khumbu. The article concludes that the case for the presence of a hypoxic effect acting to reduce fertility and fecundity in long term resident native populations in the Himalayas is scientifically unproven. (Rajeev Ranjan Singh 2007-01-25)

Publisher Place: Kirtipur, Nepal
Publisher: Center for Nepal and Asian Studies
Normalized publisher place: Kathmandu
Publisher country: Nepal
Publisher URL: http://www.cnastu.org.np/
Published Date: 1982-12-06 - 1983
URL: http://www.thlib.org/static/reprints/contributions/CNAS_10_0102_02.pdf
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- Journals Focused on Regions -- Nepal -- Contributions to Nepalese Studies -- (1982-1983) Vol. 10, no. 1-2
Cultural Coverage: Nepal
Language: English
Source: Contributions to Nepalese Studies
Source Editor: Madhav Raj Pande
Source Type: Journal
Source Volume: 10
Source Number: 1-2
Source Page Numbers: 21-42
ISBN/ISSN: 3767574

Means of availability: Available online as a PDF within the Tibetan & Himalayan Library's bibliographic database.

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