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Amnesty International has condemned forceful virginity test conducted by parents and guardians, described it as invasive examination.
it said the examination is performed under determine if a woman has experienced sexual intercourse.
In a tweet on its handle on Friday, said the test is not normally carried out. under unscientific belief adding that the practice is gender discrimination.
It, therefore, warned that every woman should not be forced into any form of sexual examination, noting that they own their body and can do anything with it.
The tweet read: “Forced virginity testing is an invasive exam performed under unscientific belief that it can determine if a woman had sex.
“This is gender discrimination & reinforces patriarchal power relations.
“A woman’s body belongs to no one but her & what she does with it is her business.”