Virginity test is just a myth without any scientific basis

Experts say that there is no physical examination that can prove whether a girl or woman has had sex or not. The appearance of girl’s or woman’s hymen cannot prove whether they are sexually active or not

Virginity test is just a myth without any scientific basisVirginity testing which involves inspecting the hymen is often referred to as hymen, ‘two-finger test’ or per vaginal examination, it is an inspection of female genitalia designed to determine whether a woman or girl has had vaginal intercourse. A virginity test is the practice and process of determining whether a person, usually a female, is a […]

KEM Hospital to set-up one-stop centre for rape, acid attack victims

Mumbai’s civic-run KEM Hospital is soon going to start a one-stop centre for victims of rape, child abuse and acid attacks. This centre will help reduce the time that these traumatised woman have to spent at the hospital for medical examinations

KEM Hospital to set-up one-stop centre for rape, acid attack victimsThe centre aims to have gynaecologists, physiatrists, forensic experts under one roof. This will help speed up the process of preparing the medical reports which have to be handed over to the police and courts. Now, the sexually abused women and girls will have a dedicated centre for them. This centre will be started at […]

Minor rape victim approaches Bombay High Court to end 26-week pregnancy

Recently, across India, a number of cases have surfaced where people are approaching the judicial authorities to terminate the over 20-week pregnancy of the women. In India, the Section 3 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971, does not allow abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Doctors feel that there is a need to make amendments in the MTP Act

Minor rape victim approaches Bombay High Court to end 26-week pregnancyA father of a 16-year-old rape victim has approached the Bombay High Court seeking permission to terminate victim’s 26-week pregnancy. The high court, on October 10, had directed the KEM Hospital to form a medical board of expert doctors and examine the present health condition of the victim. The court had asked the board to […]

Meet the lady who deals with death

Dr Vasudha Apte is the pioneer of forensic medicine department at Nair Hospital, Mumbai. She has been working in the field of forensic medicine since the last 45 years. In a field dominated by men, she created a lasting legacy. She is the great-granddaughter of Ramabai Ranade and Justice Mahadev Govind Ranade

Meet the lady who deals with deathA post-mortem procedure is said to be the last attempt of a victim, to tell the truth. Every word is important while writing a post-mortem report. A forensic expert has to mean what he/she means as the report stands as a part of evidence in the court of law. In this context, a forensic expert […]