Quebec Doctors Ordered to Stop Performing Virginity Tests

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Unsure if you’re still a virgin? Better get tested now because the Quebec college of physicians has issued a warning to doctors to stop performing virginity tests.

After several incidents of virginity testing, a practice linked to bridal purity and family honour, were reported in the Greater Montreal area, Quebec doctors have been warned to stop performing virginity tests and issuing “virginity certificates.”

The procedure goes against its code of ethics, the college said, and breaches patient confidentiality.

“Imagine a doctor who does a gynecological examination with the sole purpose of … it goes beyond the imagination. And it’s degrading to women,” Collège des médecins president Charles Bernard told The Gazette in an interview.

The cases came to light when two University of Montreal ethicists were contacted by health professionals who reported the incidents in four health clinics. The ethics pros were initially contacted by a clinic nurse who was asked by a young woman in her 20s during a routine medical checkup whether her hymen was still intact and if “she was still marriageable.” In other instances, young girls were forced by their families to go to clinics and have virginity tests done.

And to all those women who lost their virginity to a bike, it’s over – you’re not marriageable. Unless you find a doctor willing to provide fake proof of virginity… which do exist in Quebec.

Via: The National Post

One Response to “Quebec Doctors Ordered to Stop Performing Virginity Tests”

  1. Bianca Bell
    October 16, 2013 at 5:19 pm #

    Hypothetically, if a friend wanted to know, how would one go about getting one of these fake proof of virginity certificates?

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