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Sharon Young

Sharon Young

Assistant Professor

  • PHD - University of Nevada-Las Vegas (2016)
  • MA - University of Nevada-Las Vegas (2010)
  • BS - University of California-Riverside (2005)
  • University Studies (IGETC) (AA) - Chaffey College (2003)

Medical Anthropology
Darwinian Medicine
Human Reproduction
Nutritional Anthropology

  • Sex Differences in Attention and Attitude Toward Infant and Sexual Images, Archives of Sexual Behavior, 2023,
  • Ingestion of Steamed and Dehydrated Placenta Capsules Does Not Affect Postpartum Plasma Prolactin Levels or Neonatal Weight Gain: Results from a Randomized, Double-Bind, Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study., Journal of midwifery & women's health, 2019, 10.1111/jmwh.12955
  • Effects of placentophagy on maternal salivary hormones: A pilot trial, part 1., Women and birth : journal of the Australian College of Midwives, 2018, 10.1016/j.wombi.2017.09.023
  • Placentophagy's effects on mood, bonding, and fatigue: A pilot trial, part 2., Women and birth : journal of the Australian College of Midwives, 2018, 10.1016/j.wombi.2017.11.004
  • Now or later: Peripartum shifts in female sociosexuality, Evolution’s Empress: How Females Shape Human Adaptation, 2013, 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892747.003.0013
  • Human–pet dynamics in cross-cultural perspective, Anthrozoös, 2011,
  • American Anthropological Association
  • American Association of Biological Anthropologists
  • Human Behavior and Evolution Society
  • International Society of Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health

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Areas of Expertise

Medical anthropology, reproduction, maternal health, placentophagy