Married women are not eligible to apply for service in the police force.

Source: CNN

A police spokesperson told CNN that all recruits, not only female, were subject to thorough medical tests that included examination of genitalia.

“Overall, the medical and physical examination has two main objectives. The first one is to make sure that the candidates’ health and physical condition will not harm them when admitted into police force,” spokesperson Roni Sompie said.

“Secondly, it is to make sure that they do not possess any communicable diseases that will not allow them to perform maximally as trained police personnel,” he said.

“As to the examination of the virginity, it is just a part of the whole medical and physical test, not intended to solely seek for the virginity condition. Or it can not be put in a perspective for the sake of finding out the virginity, instead, it is for the sake of the completeness of medical and physical examination.”

Sompie also said that the HRW report was incomplete because it had not sought comment from police medical authorities.


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