Metrics details. There are various harmful traditional practices and beliefs across the different parts of Ethiopia. Shilshalo, which is yet little known about, is one of these practices existing in Argoba , a community in Amhara National Regional State of Ethiopia. This study was conducted to explore the various features associated with the practice of Shilshalo. To address the objective of the study, qualitative approach with case study design was employed. Purposive sampling technique was used to select the participants of the study.
The moment a young girl heard for the very first time
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Virginity is the state of a person who has never engaged in sexual intercourse. Like chastity , the concept of virginity has traditionally involved sexual abstinence. The concept of virginity usually involves moral or religious issues and can have consequences in terms of social status and in interpersonal relationships. The term virgin originally only referred to sexually inexperienced women, but has evolved to encompass a range of definitions, as found in traditional, modern and ethical concepts. The word virgin comes via Old French virgine from the root form of Latin virgo , genitive virginis , meaning literally "maiden" or " virgin "  —a sexually intact young woman or "sexually inexperienced woman". As in Latin, the English word is also often used with wider reference, by relaxing the age, gender or sexual criteria.
Despite all the education and experience, most grooms in India still seek virgin brides, thus deeming chastity as a quality. Sex before marriage among men is fun, but for women it is something which could cost you a lot more than a matrimonial prospect. A Kolkata-based professor is under fire for comparing virgin brides to a sealed bottle of aerated beverages. He comes across as a narrow-minded man, for whom women are as human as a packet of biscuits or a bottle of Cola. His comments show us just why many Indian girls have to hide their pre-marital love life from their life-partners, for their entire lives.
I have been fortunate to do some very exciting things in my lifetime. But helping a young girl to hear for the very first time was one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had. At Bhubezi , the wonderful healthcare clinic we opened in , the very first girl I helped to fit with a hearing aid created a really magical moment.