Virginity testing/hymen inspections
Claire Hubble made this Freedom of Information request to Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 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.
We acknowledge receipt of your e-mail requesting information from the Trust under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ("the Act"). Please note that whilst the Trust strives to be open and is normally able to satisfy requests in full, the right of access is not absolute and we may therefore have to refuse queries, either in full or in part, on the basis of the exemptions (for example, in cases where disclosure would breach patient confidentiality, or put people in danger). All such decisions will be made, and fully justified, in accordance with the law.
We are required under the Act to respond to valid queries no later than the twentieth working day following receipt. Your request was received on 04/11/2020 , which means our deadline for response calculates to 02/12/2020. If we are able to respond to you sooner than this, we will do so.
Should you have any queries or concerns in the meantime, please contact us directly using the e-mail address below - quoting reference number 2020-0547.
Please note: if, having fully considered your request, we reasonably require further information in order to respond, we will request this from you by e-mail as soon as possible. In all such cases, the above timescales will be disregarded and the 20 working day clock shall instead begin once we have received the necessary clarification. There shall be no duty for us to comply with your request until we receive this information from you.
Dear Ms Hubble
Please find attached herewith a response to your Freedom of Information
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