What’s Current: Young women are being offered ‘virginity tests’ at UK medical clinics

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  • Women are being offered “virginity tests” at 21 UK medical clinics, an investigation by BBC Newsbeat and 100 Women has found. Critics say the intrusive tests are unscientific, abusive, and a violation of women’s rights.
  • International human rights organizations fear that detained Syrian journalist and activist Nour al-Shalo is in danger of being executed.
  • Sudanese authorities say they will end child marriage and enforce the country’s ban on female genital mutilation.
  • An online survey reveals three out of 10 women were victims of domestic abuse during Greece’s first COVID-19 lockdown.
Meghan McCarty

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