Rape victims in south Asia still face vaginal tests, report finds

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Unscientific ‘morality’ examination linked to low conviction rates and violates women’s rights, says Equality Now

Physical vaginal tests are still used to determine whether women and girls have been raped in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, according to a new report.

The practice remains widespread in all three countries and some courts refer to the test in judgments, despite it having no scientific basis and being banned in India.

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Written by Sarah Johnson
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/apr/23/victims-in-south-asia-still-face-vaginal-tests-report-finds under the title “Rape victims in south Asia still face vaginal tests, report finds”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.