More Videos Brazilian student auctions virginity Story highlights year-old Brazilian girl is auctioning off her virginity on YouTube She says she plans to use the money to help her ailing mother A TV network offered to pay for her mother's medical expenses The deal fell through because Bernardo wanted money for a new house. Shopkeepers and school children in this remote Brazilian farming town giggle and point when Rebecca Bernardo pedals by on her rusty red bicycle. The unwanted attention started a few months ago when the Brazilian high school student posted a video on YouTube. Wearing a sleeveless pink top and standing next to a mirror showing her profile as she speaks, Bernardo announces to the camera, "Hi, my name is Rebecca.
Gender-Based Violence: A Public Health Problem
I left Morocco more than 15 years ago. With the years and the distance, I have surely forgotten quite how difficult it is to live without the freedoms that have become so natural to me. I am Moroccan and, in Morocco, Muslim laws apply to me, whatever my personal relationship with the religion.
Gender-based violence is a pervasive public health problem, let alone a violation of human rights. In , the author had the privilege to work with an outstanding group of people that helps sexual and gender-based violence SGBV survivors in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The clinic, run by an international nongovernmental organizations, open walk-in to anyone in need, is functioning to the present day. In its 1 st year along, the clinic helped almost survivors, mainly underaged girls. At the clinic, a highly qualified staff of local doctors and nurses, psychologists, and social workers is available, free of charge, 24 h a day, 7 days a week, and accessible to SGBV survivors in absolute confidentiality.
Metrics details. Virginity, as a status, carries with it enormous personal and social meaning and represents a sexual milestone with high cultural significance. Second, we highlight the salience of several demographic-, family-, interpersonal-, bodily-, and health-related factors associated with their virginity status. Third, the findings of the present study draw special attention to two crucial characteristics of Italian society: regional divisions and the role of religiosity. We show that, although religiosity is still important to the sexual lives of Italian youths, its relevance is weakening over time. In all, our study extends research on sexuality among Italian youths and sheds light on factors related to their virginity, seeking to feed future research on the topic. Modernization, secularization, more relaxed social norms, and greater gender equality have galvanized important changes in the sexual and affective behaviors of contemporary societies. Although rarely discussed or analyzed, the onset of the transition to adulthood starts with the first sexual experiences during adolescence—particularly in relation to increasing independence, responsibility, and the management of at-risk behaviors Poscia, La Milia, Lohmeyer, et al. Early sexual events—among which the experience of first coitus represents a highly significant cultural and sexual milestone Higgins et al.