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Human maternal placentophagy: a survey of self-reported motivations and experiences associated with placenta consumption.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23445390     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Maternal placentophagy, although widespread among mammals, is conspicuously absent among humans cross-culturally. Recently, however, advocates for the practice have claimed it provides human postpartum benefits. Despite increasing awareness about placentophagy, no systematic research has investigated the motivations or perceived effects of practitioners. We surveyed 189 females who had ingested their placenta and found the majority of these women reported perceived positive benefits and indicated they would engage in placentophagy again after subsequent births. Further research is necessary to determine if the described benefits extend beyond those of placebo effects, or are skewed by the nature of the studied sample.
Authors:
Jodi Selander; Allison Cantor; Sharon M Young; Daniel C Benyshek
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ecology of food and nutrition     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1543-5237     ISO Abbreviation:  Ecol Food Nutr     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0315073     Medline TA:  Ecol Food Nutr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93-115     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
a Placenta Benefits LTD , North Las Vegas , Nevada , USA.
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