Growing Up Sexually


CHATINO (Oaxaca, Mexico)


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Among the Chatino of Oaxaca (Greenberg, personal communication cited in Schlegel and Barry, 1991)[1], girls marry about age 11, but sexual relations do not begin until menarche is reached.











Janssen, D. F., Growing Up Sexually. VolumeI. World Reference Atlas. 0.2 ed. 2004. Berlin: Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology

Last revised: Sept 2004


[1] Schlegel, A. & Barry III., H. (1991Adolescence: An Anthropological Inquiry. New York: Free Press. As cited by Hammel, E. A. & Friou, D. (1996) Anthropology and Demography: marriage, liaison, or encounter? In Kertzer, D. & Fricke, T. (Eds.) Anthropological Demography: Toward a New Synthesis. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, p175-200