Statement on virginity testing


ALEMPIJEVIC D., BERIASHVILI R., BEYNON J., DEUTSCH A., DUQUE M., DUTERTE P., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF FORENSIC AND LEGAL MEDICINE, cilt.33, ss.121-124, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 33
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jflm.2015.02.012
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF FORENSIC AND LEGAL MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.121-124

Özet

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 2014.