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Гражданин и закон -- England and Wales are set to make virginity testing a criminal offence as campaigners warn the unscientific practice leaves women and girls at risk of so-called 'honour' killings. With the backing of the Department of Health and Social Care, the proposals have now been introduced into the Health and Care Bill.
Under the bill, anyone found to have carried out the procedure would be breaking the law.
'Virginity tests and hymen repair surgeries are being conducted by doctors to check or 'restore' the virginity of girls and women, often prior to marriage,' Holden said.
'These practices are not founded in science, are abusive and perpetuate dangerous myths'.
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