• WHO calls for elimination of ‘virginity testing'

    6 monthes ago - By Healio

    “Virginity testing,” a gynecological examination conducted under the idea that it confirms a woman's vaginal intercourse history, must be banned, according to a joint statement issued by WHO, U.N. Human Rights and U.N. Women.
    “Health professionals can be great agents for change. With support from health systems and governments, they can recognize that ‘virginity testing' has no medical or clinical bases, refuse to carry out the harmful practice, and educate the public about this. In doing so, they are upholding the Hippocratic oath of ‘do no harm'
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