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 scarification.


This is tested against each form of GM/C. Proxy variables for scarification are female and male scarification. The variables are included in none of the models, and are therefore not associated with GM/C.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Phylogenetic logistic regressionNot supportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN