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What to do and who to contact if you are affected, or suspect someone's at risk of virginity testing and hymenoplasty.

First published:
30 January 2023
Last updated:

It is now illegal to carry out, offer or aid and abet virginity testing or hymenoplasty in any part of the UK, as part of the Health and Care Act 2022.

These offences carry a maximum sentence of 5 years imprisonment and/or an unlimited fine.

If you are affected, or have concerns about someone you know that could be at risk of virginity testing or hymenoplasty, contact: