A girl is a young female human , usually a child or an adolescent. When a girl becomes an adult , she is accurately described as a woman. However, the term girl is also used for other meanings, including young woman ,  and is sometimes used as a synonym for daughter ,  or girlfriend. Girl may also be a term of endearment used by an adult, usually a woman, to designate adult female friends. Girl also appears in compound words like showgirl , cowgirl , and schoolgirl.
Cambodia's hidden child brothels
Ever since Gertrude Stein made her remark about the Lost Generation, every decade has wanted to find a tag, a concise explanation of its own behavior. In our complicated world, any simplification of the events around us is welcome and, in fact, almost necessary. We need to feel our place in history; it helps in our constant search for self-identity. But while the Beatniks travel about the country on the backs of trucks, the rest of us are going to college and then plunging—with puzzling eagerness—into marriage and parenthood. While the Beatniks are avoiding any signs of culture or intellect, we are struggling to adapt what we have to the essentially nonintellectual function of early parenthood. We are deadly serious in our pursuits and, I am afraid, non-adventurous in our actions. We have a compulsion to plan our lives, to take into account all possible adversities and to guard against them. We prefer not to consider the fact that human destinies are subject to amazingly ephemeral influences and that often our most rewarding experiences come about by pure chance.
Why do some women only give birth to boy or girl babies? It could be, at least in part, due to genetics. Doctors have weighed in on what can genetically impact the sex of a baby. We all know that the X chromosome and Y chromosome determine whether a woman is going to have a baby girl or a baby boy. But, why are some women having all boys while others are having all girls? Is it a case of family history? Is there something that gives pregnant women an increased chance of giving birth to a baby with the same sex chromosomes over and over again? Some pregnant women may believe that environmental factors may play a role in what sex baby they have, while others look at their family trees. Whether you're having a baby for the first time or the fourth, we all really know that it's a matter of science.
A neighborhood in Cambodia is a global hotspot for the child sex trade. The people selling the children? Too often, their parents. W hen a poor family in Cambodia fell afoul of loan sharks, the mother asked her youngest daughter to take a job. But not just any job. The girl, Kieu, was taken to a hospital and examined by a doctor, who issued her a "certificate of virginity. She says she returned home from the experience "very heartbroken. After the sale of her virginity, her mother had Kieu taken to a brothel where, she says, "they held me like I was in prison. She was kept there for three days, raped by three to six men a day. When she returned home, her mother sent her away for stints in two other brothels, including one kilometers away on the Thai border.