The history of virginity throughout the ages is explored, from bizarre medieval “virginity checks” to current surgical procedures for “revirgination”. This presentation is suited for anyone who has ever questioned the history of virginity, why we believe what we believe and how these “truths” ultimately shape the course of child sexual abuse investigations. The longstanding myths surrounding virginity are challenged and information is provided to help the learner build a strong case even when the medical examination is normal.
This site is supported by Grant/ Cooperative Agreement No. 1UF2CE002359-02 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.