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Is monogamy in humans a matter of biology?

Humans are not genetically predisposed to monogamy. One reason humans may practice monogamy is because it takes so long for young to mature. The formation of a pair to protect and nurture offspring helps ensure its survival. However, monogamy also becomes tied up in psychology, sociology, anthropology, theology, philosophy, and ethics, to name a few.

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