On this occasion of celebrating 8th of March Women’s International Day, Medica Afghanistan declares its position on amending Article 640 of the Penal Code “PC” and criminalizing all forms of gynecological and rectal testing as an act of torture under the PC.
Gynecological and rectal examinations are conducted to prove adultery and sodomy. But the examination has no scientific basis and causes severe trauma.
Medica Afghanistan is against these examinations and calls for the serious attention of the government especially H.E President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to order for its complete prohibition in adultery and sodomy cases and the implementation of MOPH’S Gender Based Violence Treatment Protocol in Rape cases.
To learn more about our position, please read below Position Paper and our amendments to the mentioned article and support us.