Health minister Syed Kamall advocates for a comprehensive ban on abusive virginity tests and hymenoplasty procedures in England. In response to concerns about the potential for driving these practices underground, Kamall emphasizes the need to enforce the law and hold those responsible accountable.
While acknowledging the challenges in outlawing hymenoplasty due to its classification as a cosmetic procedure, Kamall expresses his commitment to push for the ban of both practices. Recognizing virginity testing as a violation of human rights, he emphasizes the importance of protecting the well-being of girls and women. The government has pledged to address the issue and will take action as soon as parliamentary time permits.