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No, virginity does not exist!

No, virginity does not exist!

No, virginity does not exist, at least not from a medical-anatomical point of view. On this basis the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (Rcog), which represents British obstetricians and gynecologists, has published an article in the British Medical Journal urging the government to ban virginity tests, 'invasive and unscientific' visits aimed at hymen verification.

The test is offered by some private clinics in the UK, but is practiced in all western countries. It is mainly Muslim women and families who are looking for him, but not only that: the case of the American rapper TI, who stated that he imposes it on his daughter every year, caused a stir in those days.

The appeal of English gynecologists was joined by the Italian Eugenia Tognotti, professor of History of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Sassari: her letter, published by the British Medical Journal, reconstructs the historical origin of a myth. "Virginity is not a medical term," she says. 'Virginity is a construction of society. Not found in anatomy.

In short, the problem is both ethical and scientific, because the hymen is not a reliable indicator of virginity.