Two-finger test[ edit ] The process of virginity testing varies by region. In areas where medical doctors are available, the tests would often be given in a doctor's office. A doctor performs the test by inserting a finger into the female's vagina to check the level of vaginal laxity, which is used to determine if she is "habituated to sexual intercourse". Examinations to test for previous sexual activity used to be performed on rape victims in Bangladesh and India before it was banned. Traditionally, Kenuzi girls of the Sudan are married before puberty  by adult men who inspect them manually for virginity. Example of violence against women[ edit ] Even though virginity testing has been proclaimed an example of violence against women by the World Health Organization, it is still conducted in many countries.
To be fair, nobody else seems to either, but virginity is still such a significant cultural phenomenon that it continues to make headlines in some form or another. It may be , but we still live in a world where some women sell their virginity for millions of dollars in online auctions. And in India, Dr. On the newest season of the U. Virginity clearly is still a hugely powerful idea in so many cultures.