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.


"Active male participation [i.e. father must aid the development of the fetus after conception by repeated intercourse, warmth of father's body, etc.] is believed necessary for the consequent physical development of the fetus [in societies with low menstrual taboo scores rather than in societies with high menstrual taboo scores]"


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Chi squareNot Supportedabove .10UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Involvement Of Men In The Development Of The FetusAssociationPregnancy
Menstrual Taboo ScoreAssociationAvoidance And Taboo

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