New York State Legislators Aim To Ban ‘Purity Exams’ After T.I. Comments


New York state lawmakers introduced legislation this week that would ban doctors from performing or supervising virginity examinations, or “purity exams,” after T.I. boasted that he accompanies his daughter to a gynecologist each year to ensure she is still a virgin.

Doctors performing the exams typically check to see whether a female patient’s hymen is intact, even though medical professionals do not consider it a reliable indicator of past sexual activity. As a memo attached to the legislation notes, there is also no medical or scientific definition of virginity. Rather, virginity is a social and religious construct.

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