Mormon women missionaries allowed to wear pants

Concerns about the Zika virus has forced the leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to loosen their dress and grooming guidelines for young female missionaries.

Young women make up to almost 30 percent of all Mormon missionaries. Mormon leaders are giving their women missionaries permission to wear pants to protect their legs from mosquitoes while missioning in hotter climates to protect them from mosquito-born diseases such as Zika, chikungunya, and dengue.

Women are still expected to wear dresses and skirts to church services and to the Mormon temple. Continue reading

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