Egypt military forces performed virginity tests on women detained during the Egyptian revolution. In Afghanistan, the law states that women who fail the exam can be incarcerated for a maximum of three months. Retrieved 4 March Sign up for WHO updates. When he visited her, she was packed into a tiny cell with 15 or 16 other women, he says.
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Breakthrough made in fight to end virginity testing in Afghanistan
If I was being a virgin for myself, I would have waited longer to have sex Amanda also fell pregnant soon after she left home. Their crime is that they all failed a virginity test performed by a health professional at a clinic or hospital. But getting virginity testing banned in public health institutions is an important step and we start from here. A doctor performs the test by inserting a finger into the female's vagina to check the level of vaginal laxity, which is used to determine if she is "habituated to sexual intercourse". Clinical protocols in pediatric and adolescent gynecology.