Sexual Dimorphism in Mandibular Ramus of South Indian Population

The determination of sex and estimation of stature are among the important aspect of forensic anthropology and vital in medico-legal investigations. Aim: The purpose of the present study is to analysis of sexual dimorphism in the mandible of South Indian origin. Materials and Methods: A total of 60 male and 60 female adult dry mandibles were evaluated .Six parameters were taken into considerations, the values were measured and data recorded. Statistical Analysis was done using SPSS software. Results: The present study showed that one of the parameter analyzed, superior-inferior height (right side) was found to be significantly different among males and females. Conclusion: We conclude that the mandible can be a very useful tool for sex determination in this population after a comprehensive study has been undertaken.