Virginity examinations in Turkey. Depending on the region, the examiner may be a medical doctor, police officer, or community leader. The hymen is a ring of fleshy tissue that sits just inside the vaginal opening. She was afraid that a failed virginity test would result in loss of honor and social condemnation. Hymen reconstruction surgery is not a medically necessary intervention, but rather one that is performed on social grounds as are most cosmetic operation.
Background So-called virginity testing, also referred to as hymen, two-finger, or per vaginal examination, is the inspection of the female genitalia to determine if the individual has had or has been habituated to sexual intercourse [ 1 ].
Meta-analysis was not possible. Underhill R, Dewhurst J. Imposition of virginity testing: Do pediatric chief residents recognize details of prepubertal female genital anatomy: This may cause the woman to feel some discomfort and some bleeding may occur. Of these, 17 met the inclusion criteria [ 461422 — 35 ].