Global phylogenetic analysis reveals multiple origins and correlates of genital mutilation/cutting

Nature Human Behavior Vol/Iss. 6 Nature Published In Pages: 635-645
By Šaffa, Gabriel, Zrzavý, Jan, Duda, Pavel


Genital mutilation/cutting is associated with patrilocality and patrilineality.


This is tested for each form of GM/C. Patrilocality and patrilineality are fit to all GM/C models, and correlated evolution suggets that they may emerge more often or are more stable in the presence of GM/C, but may not be its cause.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Phylogenetic logistic regression, Correlated evolutionSupportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN