A 22-year-old woman in Nanjing, Jiangsu province is demanding compensation from a hospital over claims that she “lost her virginity” during a routine gynecological check-up.
The patient, surnamed Wang, said she’d gone in to the unidentified hospital for a ‘premarital pelvic exam’, as both couples must undergo health check-ups during the marriage application process in Jiangsu, Global Times reports.
She said she’d experienced a “sharp pain” as the doctor was poking around with the standard instruments (we’ll spare you the details), but her gynecologist told her to just “relax”.
The patient, who describes herself as a “traditional woman” saving herself for the wedding night, became suspicious after noticing that she was bleeding. She took herself to another hospital, where a doctor confirmed that her hymen was no longer in tact.
Wang filed a police report over the issue on Friday. An undisclosed settlement was reached following police meditation.
Seeing as this happened in China—where hymen reconstruction surgery has seen growing popularity and some horrible thing called a “blood ball” exists—this case is not entirely unique. A 25-year-old woman in Shenzhen sued a hospital for 200,000 yuan in 2013 after claiming that her doctor had robbed her of her purity during a pelvic exam.
Another woman in Shanghai sued a man she was sleeping with for 30,000 yuan after finding out he was married, on the grounds that he had “violated her virginity by deception”.
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