Rapper T.I.’s Remarks Spark NY Bill to End Virginity Tests

The bill would prohibit medical professionals from performing or supervising such examinations, though it’s unclear how common they are in the U.S.

  • Published 4 December 2019

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York could bar doctors from performing so-called virginity tests under legislation prompted by the rapper T.I.’s controversial claim that he has a gynecologist check his daughter’s hymen annually. Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages said the bill she submitted last month would prohibit medical professionals from performing or supervising such examinations, though it’s unclear how common they are in the U.S. New York would also consider it sexual assault when such tests are… Read at AP News