Abolish pelvic exams, China group says

March 20th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, March 20 (IANS) A public welfare body has urged the government to remove gynaecological examinations from the physical exams for civil service recruitment.

The Beijing Yirenping Centre(BYC) made the request to the human resources and social security ministry, China Daily reported Tuesday.

The organization said the exams were a violation of women’s privacy and dignity, and a discrimination against female staff.

“Gynaecological examinations involve private parts of a woman’s body, and the related information should not be known by others except for the purpose of medical care,” said Wu Rongrong, a staff member of BYC.

Wu Mingjiang, vice chairperson of the Chinese Medical Association, said women may have to receive more examinations than men due to their physical differences.

“It has nothing to do with gender discrimination and privacy invasion.”

–Indo-Asian News Times

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