The Monogamy Method
Of interest to the study of human attachment, these nonapeptides are involved in sexual activity and associated adult pair bonding, parental behavior and infant attachment. More specifically, in the highly monogamous prairie vole, but not in the non-monogamous and less generally affiliative montane vole, oxytocin receptors are found in the nucleus accumbens and prelimbic areas associated with the dopaminergic reward circuitry. Two measures of pair bonding found in the monogamous prairie vole but not the montane vole include time spent preferentially in proximity to the mate (partner preference) and, in males, aggressiveness towards third parties after mating (mate guarding). In females oxytocin, but not vasopressin, administered into the lateral ventricle facilitates development of partner preference, even in the absence of mating. Furthermore, an oxytocin antagonist given prior to mating blocks partner preference but does not interfere with mating. In males, partner preference and...
Prevention depends on abstinence, monogamous relationships, consistent use of condoms, and prompt identification and treatment of sexual contacts. No vaccine is available. A small percentage of gonococcal strains have developed resistance to most antimicrobial medications over the years, but aside from penicillin and tetracycline, widespread resistance has not yet occurred in the United States. Several fluoroquinolones, and cephalosporins such as ceftriaxone are effective against more than 95 of the N.
Consider Monique (Case 9.2), who has a lot going for her, but she cannot seem to remain monogamous. Like Yvonne, she seems to have a need for stimulation. New relationships excite her, though she quickly becomes bored, to the point that she feels the need to return to partying and drinking. Now that her writer husband has settled down, she feels the urge to return to the same pattern that produced her two previous divorces, the desire to begin a secret and exciting affair. When she presents for therapy, she exhibits many of the classical symptoms. Her emotions run the gamut from laughter to sadness. She sexualizes her interaction with the interviewer by deliberately creating sexual imagery. Her need for attention is consistent with her social butterfly, cheerlead-ing history, becoming pathological in her depressive reaction when her girlfriend was voted homecoming queen and again in her interest in extramarital relationships. The impressionistic cognitive style of the histrionic is...
PRL could be considered to be a monogamous cytokine in that it binds exclusively to PRL receptors. The PRL receptor (PRLR) exists in all vertebrates in many isoforms, soluble or membrane-bound. It is expressed in a wide variety of tissues where PRL activates PRLR by inducing its homodimerization, the first step
Mating systems increase the likelihood that young will survive. Male polygamy (more than one female), monogamy, and female polygamy (more than one male) are reproductive strategies that are determined primarily by the amount and type of parental care required by the young. Monogamy is favored in situations in which there are advantages to both parents raising the young. In birds, for example, it would be difficult for one parent to protect the nest and the hatchlings while also providing enough food for the young. This type of situation may explain why birds tend to be monogamous. monogamy
The risk of vertical infection is 3-8 . The method of birth does not influence the risk of transmission. Transmission via blood or blood products still occurs, and remains an important consideration. Blood transmissions took place either before the introduction of screening tests for HCV in the early 1990s, or the child originated from a country without adequate screening methods. Although transmission is possible during sexual intercourse, it seldom occurs. With monogamous partners, the transfer of HCV is so rare that a concern about such transmission does not even justify condom use 14 .
Although, HPV testing is now being implemented in many countries for primary screening, the data clearly show that for primary screening in adolescents, HPV testing is not recommended. As mentioned previously, HPV detection in a woman more than 30 years of age who is in a monogamous relationship most likely reflects persistent infection. In contrast, detection of HPV in adolescents and young women most likely reflects an incident and transient infection.
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