Rapper TI's remarks spark NY bill to end virginity tests

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A New York lawmaker wants to ban virginity tests in response to the controversial remarks made recently by the rapper T.I. that he has a gynecologist check his daughter’s hymen annually.

Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages says her bill would prohibit medical professionals from performing or supervising such examinations.

The World Health Organization called for an end of such tests last year.

T.I. drew criticism when he said on a podcast that he asked a gynecologist to check his daughter’s hymen shortly after her birthday each year. She's 18.

He later said he'd been exaggerating and that “he was never in any exam room.”

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