Indonesian Army Ends ‘Two-Finger’ Virginity Tests on Female Recruits

he Indonesian army has ended its “two-finger” virginity test for female recruits, after they were branded “degrading, discriminatory, and traumatic.”

Andika Perkasa, the Indonesian army chief of staff, told reporters on Tuesday the controversial practice had ceased.

“Previously we looked at the abdomen, genitalia in detail with the examinations of the pelvis, vagina and cervix. Now, we have done away with these examinations, especially with regards to the hymen, whether it has been ruptured and the extent of the rupture,” he said.

He claimed recruitment tests will be focused on health issues such as color blindness, the heart and spine.

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