Once lost, virginity can never be replaced but modern medicine now offers women a near-perfect physical simulation of their lost innocence. Hymenoplasty, the surgical reconstruction of the hymen broken during a women’s first experience of intercourse, or, increasingly, during demanding exercise or as a result of a collision or fall by women who’ve never had sex, has prompted a growing number of young betrothed women in France to make a last-ditch attempt to avoid the humiliation, repudiation, and possibly violence that could result from husbands and families discovering from blood-free bridal sheets that their wedding night had not been their first sexual experience.
The president of Fiji on Saturday defied a court ruling that had declared the Pacific nation’s military government illegal, swearing in as prime minister a man in direct opposition to the ruling, the state-run Web site said.
Vice President Joe Biden’s 91-year-old mother was hospitalized Sunday after a fall at her home in Delaware, according to Biden’s office. “As per my commitment and the commitment of [President] Asif Ali Zardari, I announce the reinstatement of all deposed judges,” Gilani said in his address Monday. In addition, Gilani said the government is seeking a review of a court ruling last month that disqualified opposition leader Nawaz Sharif and his brother from public office and ensnared the country in a political crisis.