Several exogenous influences on the human female’s menstrual cycle length have recently been demonstrated. Previously, sexual behavior and pheromonal influences have been described. This report evaluates lunar cyclicity patterns. A relationship is demonstrated between the onset of menstruation, among women who have 29.5±1 day menstrual cycles, and the onset of full moon. Four separate prospectively gathered sets of data are presented from different years and seasons. It is demonstrated that these women tend to menstruate in the full of the moon with a diminishing likelihood of menses onset as distance from full moon increases.
Cutler, Winnifred B.; Schleidt, Wolfgang M.; Friedmann, Erika; Preti, George; and Stine, Robert
"Lunar Influences on the Reproductive Cycle in Women,"
6, Article 9.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/humbiol/vol59/iss6/9