Female physiology and female puberty rites

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


Among groups without puberty rites in Africa, Circim-Mediterranean, and Insular Pacific, there is a negative association between extent of menstrual taboos and presence of community-wide exclusive male groups.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
tau-bNot SupportedNot Significanttau-b=-.591UNKNOWN


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