Russia orders doctors to carry out ‘virginity tests’ on underage girls and ‘inspect the integrity of the hymen’ if they are believed to have had sex (Source dailymail.co.uk) Medics have been told to inform police ‘about all cases when virginity was lost’ Gynaecologist Yelena Uvarova branded the tests ‘completely unacceptable’ The order came from the Russian Investigative Committee – equivalent to the FBI
A row has erupted in Russia after doctors were instructed to perform virginity checks on underage schoolgirls. Doctors have begun implementing an order from the Russian Investigative Committee – seen as the equivalent of the FBI – demanding that all medical evidence of sex involving girls under the age of 16 should be reported to the police. The edict has led to an angry backlash with claims that girls will avoid going to clinics even when they have sexually transmitted diseases or pregnancies. Russia’s health ministry has joined newspapers and social media in lashing out at the virginity checks for young girls.