Nature Human Behavior • Vol/Iss. 6 • Nature • • Published In • Pages: 635-645 •
Genital mutilation/cutting is associated with social stratification.
This is tested against each of the GM/C variables. Proxy variables for social stratification are the presence of classes, castes, chiefdoms, and states. Castes are included in every model, classes are included in all FGM/C models except for clitoridectomy and none of the MGM/C models, and chiefdoms and states are included in each of the MGM/C models but none of the FGM/C models. The correlated evolution model shows that GM/C is more likely to develop in societies with castes.
|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|