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 the presence of warfare.


This is tested for each form of GM/C. The SCCS variable "Frequency of External Warfare" is used as a proxy for warfare. This variable is included in none of the models against GM/C, and is therefore not a good indicator of GM/C.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Phylogenetic logistic regressionNot supportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN