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INDONESIA APOLOGIZES FOR PROPOSAL TO CONDUCT “VIRGINITY TESTS” FOR HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS

In a statement on Tuesday, Ayub Junaid, vice chairman of the Jember city council came out to apologize "on behalf of the leadership and local legislative bodies...to the public, especially women, in particular girls and children". It was reported last week that the city council had proposed "virginity tests" for high school girls as part of a "good conduct" legislation that officials were considering, citing what they said were worryingly high HIV rates among high school children in the region. Another law maker later expressed support for expanding the proposal to cover the entire 2.3 million strong province, with the intention of "scaring" girls away from sex.

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