Nature Human Behavior • Vol/Iss. 6 • Nature • • Published In • Pages: 635-645 •
Genital mutilation/cutting is associated with subsistence type.
This is tested for each form of GM/C. Variable proxies for subsistence type are foraging, pastoralism, extensive agriculture, and intensive agriculture. Pastoralism is included in all of the models, intensive and extensive agriculture are both included in every model except clitoridectomy and infibulation, and foraging is included in none of the models. However, the direction of pastoralism in the FGM/C models is varied, and its fit is therefore questionable. Correlated evolution finds that pastoralism may emerge more often or be 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)|
|Male circumcision||UNKNOWN||Body Alterations|
|Female genital mutilation/cutting||UNKNOWN||Body Alterations|
|Male genital mutilation/cutting||UNKNOWN||Body Alterations|