The travesty of virginity testing: A Jurisprudential Review

Auja, Anvita and Rastogi, Prateek (2020) The travesty of virginity testing: A Jurisprudential Review. Journal of Punjab Academy of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 20 (1). pp. 168-171. ISSN 09725687

[img] PDF
The travesty of virginity testing A Jurisprudential Review.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (1MB) | Request a copy


The term “Virginity” has been defined in two senses: being ‘chaste’1, that is, not having had sexual intercourse; and the other definition pertaining to the presence of hymen-a piece of tissue surrounding the vagina. For a thin, (barely 1mm thick)1 piece of tissue, a lot of faith is vested in the hymen. While there is a plethora of known methods currently in practice to test the virginity of a woman, there might be more, existing in remote communities that we are yet unaware of. This article deals with the credibility of virginity testing and the impact it has on the examinee.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: virginity, hymen, chastity
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2020 03:55
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2020 03:55

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item