A cross-cultural study of menstruation, menstrual taboos and related social variables

Ethos Vol/Iss. 2 Published In Pages: 137-170
By Montgomery, Rita E.


This article explores biological, psychological, and social explanations for menstrual taboos. Attention is paid to the role of men in rituals associated with reproduction--i.e. before, during and after childbirth, as well as during girls' puberty rites.

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