Nature Human Behavior • Vol/Iss. 6 • Nature • • Published In • Pages: 635-645 •
Genital mutilation/cutting is associated with the presence of co-wives living separately.
This is tested for each form of GM/C, and is included in all of the models, showing that co-wives living separately is associated with every form of GM/C. Correlated evolution models show that all types of GM/C are more likely to evolve in societies in which co-wives reside separately.
|Phylogenetic logistic regression, Correlated evolution||Supported||UNKNOWN||UNKNOWN||UNKNOWN|
|Variable Name||Variable Type||OCM Term(s)|
|Male circumcision||UNKNOWN||Body Alterations|
|Co-wives living seperately||UNKNOWN||Household, Polygamy|
|Female genital mutilation/cutting||UNKNOWN||Body Alterations|
|Male genital mutilation/cutting||UNKNOWN||Body Alterations|