Indonesian education chief to plan virginity tests

  • Education chief Muhammad Rasyid wants to "protect children from prostitution and free sex" by making the female high school students undergo virginity tests. 

    Rasyid has receded the plan currently since it ended up attracting activists that suggested the mandatory tests, would violate the right to education and target those who have been victims of sexual assault. 

    The plan was to examine females between the ages of 16 to 19 every year until graduation. Although it gained the support of some politicians locally, the Indonesian education and culture minister said its best to come up with a "wiser way to address the issue of teen sex."

    Boys had been left out of the plan. 

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