Nature Human Behavior • Vol/Iss. 6 • Nature • • Published In • Pages: 635-645 •
Genital mutilation/cutting is associated with Islam.
This is tested against each form of GM/C. Islam is found to fit models on male circumcision and clitoridectomy. The correlated evolution model shows that Islamic societies are more likely to adopt clitoridectomy, and that societies that already practice clitoridectomy are more likely to adopt Islam. It also shows that societies that already practice male circumcision are more likely to adopt Islam.
|Phylogenetic logistic regression, Correlated evolution||Partially Supported (see note)||UNKNOWN||UNKNOWN||UNKNOWN|
|Variable Name||Variable Type||OCM Term(s)|
|Islam||UNKNOWN||General Character Of Religion|
|Male circumcision||UNKNOWN||Body Alterations|
|Female genital mutilation/cutting||UNKNOWN||Body Alterations|
|Male genital mutilation/cutting||UNKNOWN||Body Alterations|