Medical Professionals Call ‘Virginity Tests’ Into Question

Virginity Tests in Turkey
In this Sept. 14, 2004, file photo, a Turkish Kurdish woman holds a banner in Turkish that reads: "No to virginity test!" Today, in 2019, so-called virginity tests are still practiced by medical professionals in the United States. Burhan Ozbilici / AP Photo
Virginity Tests in Turkey
In this Sept. 14, 2004, file photo, a Turkish Kurdish woman holds a banner in Turkish that reads: "No to virginity test!" Today, in 2019, so-called virginity tests are still practiced by medical professionals in the United States. Burhan Ozbilici / AP Photo

Medical Professionals Call ‘Virginity Tests’ Into Question

“Virginity tests” are discredited medical procedures. Commonly practiced in the developing world, the tests are also performed with alarming frequency by medical professionals in the United States.

Reset talks with an investigative reporter and human rights physician about the dangerous procedure.

GUESTS: Sophia Jones, senior editor and journalist with the Fuller Project, a journalism nonprofit reporting on issues impacting women

Dr. Ranit Mishori, professor of family medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine and senior medical adviser for Physicians for Human Rights