Africa virginity test

A virginity test is the practice and process of determining whether a person, usually a female, is a virgin ; i. The test typically involves a check for the presence of an intact hymen , on the flawed assumption that it can only be torn as a result of sexual intercourse. Virginity testing is widely considered controversial, both because of its implications for the tested girls and women and because it is viewed as unethical. The process of virginity testing varies by region.

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When a KwaZulu-Natal municipality introduced an academic bursary for young women who can prove that they are virgins it caused an uproar earlier this year. The South African Human Rights Commission has reportedly now opened an investigation into the bursary. The practice of virginity testing has always been contentious, with several calls to ban it over the years. Each time, the same questions arise. How is virginity inspection conducted and by whom? Is it even possible to know if a woman is a virgin or not?

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The woman or girl coming for her testing would lie down and spread her legs wide open. The tester would then open your vagina like when you enlarge something on your touchscreen phone with both hands in the vaginal opening. She would look inside, apparently to see if your hymen see box on the next page was still intact, or if the size of the vaginal opening had been enlarged by a penis. Amanda Ndlangisa 26 is a producer at a popular TV station. Her experience of virginity testing was slightly different.
But cultural leaders in the country are pushing back against the ruling , saying it infringes on cultural rights, and that virginity testing is an integral part of Zulu tradition. Renewed debate over the subject of virginity testing erupted in January , when the uThukela district council in KwaZulu-Natal province, eastern South Africa, awarded bursaries to 16 young unmarried women, on condition that they refrain from sex for the duration of their tertiary education and agree to undergo regular testing to prove they are still virgins. Almost 20, pupils have dropped out of school in the past three years.
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