Female physiology and female puberty rites

Ethos Vol/Iss. 12 Published In Pages: 132-150
By Kitahara, Michio


Among cultures without puberty rites in East Eurasia, North America and South America, there is a positive relationship between extent of menstrual taboos and presence of community-wide exclusive male groups.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
tau-bNot SupportedNot Significanttau-b=.233UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Community-wide Exclusive Male GroupsIndependentSocial Relationships And Groups
Menstrual TaboosDependentMenstruation