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T.I.’s “Hymen Check” Backlash Prompts New York Legislation to Ban “Virginity Exams”

T.I.’s “Hymen Check” Backlash Prompts New York Legislation to Ban “Virginity Exams”

The repercussions continue following rapper T.I.’s recent comments about policing his daughter’s virginity. The <i>Los Angeles Times </i>reports that two New York lawmakers have filed bills to make it illegal for medical professionals to perform “virginity exams.” T.I. caused a stir in November after saying on a podcast that he takes his now-18-year-old daughter to her gynecologist every year for a “hymen check” to ensure her virginity. One of the lawmakers, Assemblywoman Michaëlle Solages, tweeted Monday, “Hymen examinations are completely unscientific and unethical. That’s why @SenatorPersaud and I submitted legislation to ban hymen exams to determine whether a female has previously had sexual intercourse.” T.I. addressed the issue again on Jada Pinkett Smith’s <i>Red Table Talk</i> last week, clarifying that his daughter was 15 and 16 at the time and he was not in the exam room.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2019-12-02/ti-virginity-exam-law-new-york