Index → Middle East® Kazakstan
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According to Hudson (1938), age of
marriage depended on family wealth, the rich marrying younger. Girls could be
married before sexual maturity, while boys aged eight or nine would be
married to women of middle age (Rendenko, 1930:p48). Older
sources mention prenatal and infant betrothal.
A 1995 survey (Agadjanian and Qian, 1997) reveals at first sexual intercourse of 21.1 (SD=3.2) for nonrussified and for russified Kazaka, compared to
19.8 for Europeans, among ever-married or cohabiting women.
D. F., Growing Up Sexually. VolumeI. World Reference Atlas. 0.2 ed. 2004. Berlin:
Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology
revised: Dec 2004