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 [as measured by frequency of genital injury and severing in folktales]" (69,89)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
comparison of raw scores and percentagesNot Supportedabove .10UNKNOWNUNKNOWN