This is the question the young women in the western city of Kanab, in the central Indian state of Gujarat, are being asked.
A year ago, the government ordered girls under the age of 18 to undergo virginity tests to ensure they were not being sexually abused or coerced into it.
Now, girls under 18 have been required to undergo this test for a month.
But the practice is controversial, with the Supreme Court of India ruling that the law violates fundamental rights, and a woman’s right to choice of a husband.
The women in Kanab have been told that their virginity is no guarantee against sexual harassment or rape, and their right to privacy is violated.
“The state must ensure that girls are protected from sexual harassment and sexual violence,” said a woman, who did not want to be identified for fear of reprisals from the government.
A woman in her early 20s who has been a student at Kanab’s private college said that she was in a private session with a group of women, and that the men in the group were fondling and rubbing their bodies against her.
The woman said that after a month of not being allowed to have sexual intercourse with a man, she had to go to a doctor.
“It is an abuse of the right to decide for ourselves,” she said.
The women who took part in the virginity test said that the government has failed to protect them from the kind of sexual harassment they have experienced.
“There is no such thing as a virginity test in this country.
What they are doing is to force girls to be forced to take a virginity-test,” said the woman, as her head shook.”
They have given us no rights, so we are being punished for not having one,” she added.
The woman is now studying to be a nurse.
Another woman, in her 20s, said she was sexually assaulted while studying at a private college.
She said she had been raped by one of her classmates who had asked her for money.
The man was arrested and charged with rape.
As a result of her complaint, the police arrested the accused in April, and ordered him to undergo a virginity testing programme.
At the time, the women’s group was trying to pressure the government to reform the law, but they said that they were still not satisfied with the results of the virginity tests.
“The government has made promises to us, but it has failed us.
The state has given us a promise but hasn’t delivered,” said one of the women.
They said that there is no accountability for the police who have failed to act against perpetrators of rape.
The law that requires a girl’s virginity test has been on the books for more than a decade, but the number of cases has risen sharply since the Supreme Courts of India ruled that the practice violates fundamental human rights.
In January, the Supreme court ruled that a woman had the right not to be compelled to undergo sexual intercourse, but a court of appeals earlier this year upheld the lower court verdict.
In May, the court also ordered a government probe into the law.
In June, a Delhi court ordered the government and the police to probe the alleged rape of a woman who was allegedly raped by her husband.
The court also said that a court had found the law unconstitutional.
The government’s response has been to impose harsher punishments, such as fines and jail terms, for those who fail to comply with the law and who fail their virginity tests, or who violate the privacy of a girl.
According to the government’s figures, there are nearly 50,000 women under 18 in the country, most of them living in the capital, Delhi.
About 3.4 million of them are in the age group of 15 to 19, and they account for nearly a quarter of the country’s population.