Zara, not her real name, says her “whole world broke down” when she was forced by her family to have a ‘virginity test’. The British-born Bangladeshi in her 20s had a forced marriage, but before the wedding her groom’s family demanded to know that Zara was a virgin.

Here she tells her story about how her family forced her to have a so-called ‘virginity test’ – and the effect that has had on her life.

My father came to my room and said, the next morning, I had to go to a clinic in central London to do a test.

He sent my mum to explain that the potential groom they have selected for me to marry wanted a virgin wife. My family wanted to prove that I was a virgin by having a test.

Read the full story from Sky News below:

Source: I was forced to have a ‘virginity test’ – and it’s destroyed my life

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By / Published On: July 3rd, 2021 / Tags: , , / Categories: Child Abuse, News /

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