Nature Human Behavior • Vol/Iss. 6 • Nature • • Published In • Pages: 635-645 •
Genital mutilation/cutting is associated with more restrictions on sexual behavior.
This is tested for each form of GM/C. Proxy variables for sexual behavior are prohibitions on extramarital sex (SCCS only), sex norms, and male segregation. Restrictions on extramarital sex are shown to be associated with all forms of GM/C, sex norms are associated with FGM/C and all of its subgroups (but not with MGM/C), and male segregation is associated with MGM/C and all of its subgroups (but not FGM/C). Correlated evolution models show that sex norms emerge more often or are more stable in the presence of GM/C, but may not be its cause.
|Phylogenetic logistic regression, Correlated evolution||Partially Supported (see note)||UNKNOWN||UNKNOWN||UNKNOWN|
|Variable Name||Variable Type||OCM Term(s)|
|Extramarital Sex||UNKNOWN||Extramarital Sex Relations, Sex And Marital Offenses|
|Sex Norms||UNKNOWN||Sex And Marital Offenses, Premarital Sex Relations|
|Male circumcision||UNKNOWN||Body Alterations|
|Male segregation||UNKNOWN||Settlement Patterns|
|Female genital mutilation/cutting||UNKNOWN||Body Alterations|
|Male genital mutilation/cutting||UNKNOWN||Body Alterations|