Growing Up Sexually



South America

IES: Brazil


WAI-WAI (Southern Guiana, Northern Brazil)


IndexAmericasSouth AmericaBrazilWai-Wai






Marriage takes place at age 17, some four years after menarche (Mentore, 1987:p515)[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] Mentore, G. P. (1987) Waiwai Women: The Basis of Wealth and Power, Man, New Series 22,3:511-27