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Resource ID: #27167
Subject: Rape
Source: TV-4 (Stockholm, Sweden)
Date: October 6th 2015



Undercover footage reveals how doctors are carrying out “virginity tests” on girls against their will in publicly funded hospitals. The team approached a number of doctors across Sweden. One victim 15 at the time of her test describes the ordeal as rape and torture. The viewer gets an insight as to what is really happening in the doctors room, when the doctor isn't aware that they are being filmed. The problem with virginity tests comes from the myth of the hymen- membrane in the female reproductive tract - that does not exist. A unique story that shows how some of the most vulnerable persons in the society are being subjected to virginity tests that experts compare to rape and torture - from the very persons that are supposed to help them - the doctors.

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