Growing Up Sexually


TEHEULCHE (Tierra del Fuego,Argentina)


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In 19th century Patagonia, girls “[…] attain puberty at an early age—probably about thirteen years—are frequently married at fifteen years of age, and, from exposure and hard work, speedily become aged”[1].







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] Lieutenant Musters (1872) On the Races of Patagonia, J Anthropol Instit Great Britain & Ireland 1:193-207, at p196