A cross cultural study of menstrual taboos

Cross-Cultural Approaches HRAF Press New Haven Published In Pages: 67-94
By Stephens, William N.


"The extensiveness of menstrual taboos observed in a primitive society is determined to a significant extent by the average intensity of castration anxiety felt by men [measured by frequency of all kinds of physical injury in folktales]" (69, 89)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Comparison of raw scoresSupportedp<.001UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Frequency Of All Kinds Of Injury In FolktalesIndependentLiterature
Menstrual TaboosDependentMenstruation