Medical Colleges Remove Two-Finger Virginity Test From Syllabus Of Medical Courses

NEW DELHI

The Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), the umbrella institution that prescribes syllabuses to medical colleges in the state, has given the go-ahead to remove the ‘signs of virginity’ topic for medical students from the next academic year onwards and as a result the two finger virginity tests have been removed from the medical courses..

The move comes following a petition filed by Dr Indrajit Khandekar, a professor at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, which insists that the test not aid sexual assault investigations.

A MUHS curriculum panel unanimously approved the decision following the doctor’s petition.

As a professor at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences at Sewagram in Maharashtra, Dr Khandekar said that virginity tests are not useful clinical tools and caused physical, psychological and social distress to persons undergoing the procedure.