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    The Indonesian police continue to use a "degrading" invasive physical test to check for female recruits virginity, a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report has claimed.

    A manual examination is used to physically check for an intact hymen in the recruits, the report alleges.

    It is, according to the report, a long-standing part of the health check that women must undergo to be accepted onto the force.

    While the virginity test is not specifically part of the required "obstetrics and gynecology" examination that female recruits are required to undergo to gain entry to the National Police, senior female officers told the report's authors that it has long been part of the process.