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BBC uncovers American virgins

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MUMBAI: BBC World features American virgins in their upcoming episode of The World Uncovered, a current affairs strand of the channel.

The new weekly current affair series will be aired on Saturday 17 April at 5:40 p.m and Sunday 18 April at 12:40 p.m IST. The upcoming episode focuses onThe Silver Ring thing which is a faith-based movement of an US based organisation. The movement teaches American teenagers to abstain from pre-marital sex.

Based in Pennsylvania, the organisation offers young girls a Bible and a silver ring which are to be worn as constant reminders of their pledge to remain virgins until their wedding day.

With increasing numbers of young people committing themselves to abstinence or self denial as a method of preventing pregnancies and STDs, we have the camera accompanying the organisation to the rallies it stages and tours it conducts to spread awareness of the ill-effects of pre-marital sex.

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