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Activists welcome Delhi government’s ban on “unscientific” two finger test for rape

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3316 (Published 17 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3316
  1. Sanjeet Bagcchi
  1. 1Kolkata

The Delhi government has revoked a circular it issued on 31 May, which suggested that hospitals in Delhi should perform the archaic two finger test on women who have been raped.

The Times of India newspaper said that the government sent hospitals a circular stating that per vaginal examination, also known as the two finger test, could be conducted on such women “with their consent.” It said that doctors “cannot be made to function under the constraint of a complete ban of this …

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