Sophia  Jones

Sophia Jones

Sophia Jones is a senior editor and journalist with the Fuller Project, a journalism nonprofit reporting on global issues impacting women. To learn more about their work visit fullerproject.org.

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Debunking the Dangerous Hymen Myth
Almost 500 years after the hymen was first “discovered,” the hymen myth—that its presence can prove or disprove virginity—remains wides…
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The State of Virginity Testing Around the World
The sham exams are impacting women everywhere. Here, which countries are making positive strides and which countries are ignoring women…
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In Afghanistan, Women Are Winning the Fight Against Virginity Testing

A new ruling brings women one step closer to ridding themselves of the sham procedure for good.

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Why Are American Doctors Performing Virginity Tests?

No procedure exists that can prove virginity, yet dangerously unscientific virginity tests occur regularly—even in the United States.