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Indonesia: Medical Groups Silent on Abusive ‘Virginity Tests’

Expand Members of the Indonesian Air Force march during celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the Air Force in Jakarta, Indonesia, April 9, 2016. © 2016 Beawiharta/Reuters (New York) – Indonesian medical associations should publicly denounce so-called virginity tests obligatory for female applicants to the Indonesian National Armed Forces and National Police, Human Rights Watch said in letters sent on February 20, 2018. Virginity testing is a form of gender-based violence and has been widely discredited, including by the World Health Organization (WHO). The Indonesian Society of Obstetrics…

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