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dc.contributor.authorCindoglu, D.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-28T11:55:53Z
dc.date.available2015-07-28T11:55:53Z
dc.date.issued1997en_US
dc.identifier.issn0277-5395
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/10807
dc.description.abstractThis paper addresses modern Turkish medicine as arbitrator of two modem medical practices: virginity surgery and virginity tests. These medical procedures are currently practiced by medical doctors [obstetrician-gynecologists (ob/gyns)] in modern Turkish society. The virginity of unmarried women has had a great significance for many cultures. The taboos on pre-marital sexual relationships contribute to this social anxiety over the hymen of women. In this respect, in contemporary Turkish society medicine plays a significant role in controlling and reconstructing women's bodies through virginity tests and virginity surgery. The aim of this paper is to contextualize these medical practices within liberal gender ideology and discuss the connection between patriarchal expectations about the virginity of the bride and medicine as an institution. In order to assess the perspectives of the physicians, thirteen in-depth interviews were conducted with Turkish ob/gyns. © 1997 Elsevier Science Ltden_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleWomen's Studies International Forumen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0277-5395(96)00096-9en_US
dc.subjectModern Turkish Medicineen_US
dc.subjectVirginity Testsen_US
dc.subjectArtificial Virginityen_US
dc.titleVirginity Tests and Artificial Virginity in Modern Turkish Medicineen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Political Science and Public Administrationen_US
dc.citation.spage253en_US
dc.citation.epage261en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber20en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber2en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0277-5395(96)00096-9en_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US


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