May 18, - Abstract. Background. So-called virginity testing, also referred to as hymen, two-finger, or per vaginal examination, is the inspection of the female genitalia to assess if the examinee has had or has been habituated to sexual intercourse. Methods. Main Results. Conclusions. In January , a perennial row over virginity testing was renewed, pitting traditional adherents of Zulu cosmology and cultural practices against human rights.