Indonesian army soldiers carry their weapons during a training exercise. The army said ‘virginity tests’ for women recruits had been abolished. Photo: Reuters Indonesian army soldiers carry their weapons during a training exercise. The army said ‘virginity tests’ for women recruits had been abolished. Photo: Reuters
Indonesian army soldiers carry their weapons during a training exercise. The army said ‘virginity tests’ for women recruits had been abolished. Photo: Reuters
Indonesia

Indonesia’s army scraps invasive ‘virginity tests’ on female recruits

  • The military had said the two-finger test was a way to weed out possible cadets whose past sexual behaviour could damage its image
  • The World Health Organization said the procedure lacks scientific validity and was not a reliable indicator of prior sexual intercourse

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Indonesian army soldiers carry their weapons during a training exercise. The army said ‘virginity tests’ for women recruits had been abolished. Photo: Reuters Indonesian army soldiers carry their weapons during a training exercise. The army said ‘virginity tests’ for women recruits had been abolished. Photo: Reuters
Indonesian army soldiers carry their weapons during a training exercise. The army said ‘virginity tests’ for women recruits had been abolished. Photo: Reuters
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