Virginity testing/hymen inspections
Claire Hubble made this Freedom of Information request to The Institute of Cancer Research as part of a batch sent to 262 authorities
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Dear NHS trusts,
I would like to request the following information under the Freedom Information Act 2000:
I am investigating requests for the inspection of a person's hymen for the purpose of verifying whether they have had sexual intercourse.
1. How many people have received a hymen inspection for this purpose since 2015?
2. How many people have requested to have a hymen inspection for this purpose since 2015?
Please provide the information electronically in a spreadsheet format.
Dear Ms Hubble,
Thank you for your email to The Institute of Cancer Research, London, requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please find our response below:
The request applies to Hospital data, and this institution is a Higher Education body and not part of the NHS. Therefore, the response from here is that the requested information is not held.
I trust this satisfies your request.
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