The internal validity of the studies reporting on medical relevance ranged from good to poor. Both authors were involved in writing the paper based on first draft of the report prepared by RO with input from CGM. Virginity, Virginity testing, Hymen, Female, Gynecological examination. 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. Reported on the fear that a failed test will increase risk of abuse and discrimination In one case, a girl's relatives broke both her arms after she failed a virginity test. On January 22, three young men were beaten up by a mob of people for trying to find women a respectable standing in society.
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Virginity testing: a systematic review
Even though virginity testing has been proclaimed an example of violence against women by the World Health Organization, it is still conducted in many countries. In addition, included studies reported that virginity testing could cause physical, psychological, and social harms to the examinee. The tradition has no legal sanction, yet regressive cultural practices such as "virginity tests" get the societal endorsement. In Indonesia, virginity testing remains a requirement for women wanting to join the army or police force, in the face of opposition from human rights groups and pressure from donor counties such as Australia. Of these, 17 met the inclusion criteria [ 461422 — 35 ].