Malaka Gharib. Activists in India protest against virginity tests in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Kerala in On Monday, Farhad Javid will meet with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his wife, Rula Ghani, to ask whether the president will order the release of some women and girls who are currently in jail for failing a virginity test.
For one Moroccan NGO, all virginity tests should be banned, regardless of the fact they are not mandatory before marriage. Although virginity tests are not legally required before marriage, several Moroccan activists and feminists have condemned their widespread usage. It is important to remember that this examination is a violation of the basic rights of women and an attack on their dignity.
Virginity testing is a form of gender-based violence and is a widely discredited practice. The doctor suggested that stopping the tests required the direct and explicit intervention of Indonesian Armed Forces commander Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo to order an end to the practice.
The examination can be painful, humiliating and traumatic. Given that these procedures are unnecessary and potentially harmful, it is unethical for doctors or other health providers to undertake them. Such procedures must never be carried out. The interagency statement underlines that virginity testing has been documented in many places, being a long-standing tradition in a number of countries.
Virginity testing virginity examination is a gynecological examination that is intended to correlate the status and appearance of the hymen with previous sexual contact to determine whether a female has had or is habituated to sexual intercourse. Virginity examinations are practiced in many countries, often forcibly, including in detention places; on women who allege rape or are accused of prostitution; and as part of public or social policies to control sexuality. The Independent Forensic Expert Group IFEG - thirty-five preeminent independent forensic experts from eighteen countries specialized in evaluating and documenting the physical and psychological effects of torture and ill-treatment - released a statement on the practice in December
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United Nations agencies call for ban on virginity testing 17 October News release. In a global call to eliminate violence against women and girls everywhere, this medically unnecessary, and often times painful, humiliating and traumatic practice must end. Virginity testing is a long-standing tradition that has been documented in at least 20 countries spanning all regions of the world.
Senior military and police officers in Indonesia came forward this week to reveal the nation's security forces were still gauging the "morality" of female applicants by imposing "virginity tests" in the hiring process. Human Rights Watch HRW researchers first exposed how widespread the so-called "psychological examinations" for "mental health and morality reasons" were inbut since then the government has failed to take the necessary steps to prohibit the practice. It's a good thing, so why criticise it?
A new policy that will stop clinics and hospitals performing virginity tests that lead to the imprisonment and exclusion of Afghan women has been approved. Each year it leads to hundreds of girls facing public shame, prison and even becoming victims of so-called honour killings. If the girl does not bleed on her wedding night or she is seen alone with a boy she is taken to hospital and forcibly examined.
All data generated or analysed during this study are included in this published article and its Additional file 1. So-called virginity testing, also referred to as hymen, two-finger, or per vaginal examination, is the inspection of the female genitalia to assess if the examinee has had or has been habituated to sexual intercourse. This paper is the first systematic review of available evidence on the medical utility of virginity testing by hymen examination and its potential impacts on the examinee. Ten electronic databases and other sources for articles published in English were systematically searched from database inception until January