The Indonesian army has ended its "two-finger" virginity test for female recruits, after they were branded "degrading, discriminatory, and traumatic.".
Andika Perkasa, the Indonesian army chief of staff, told reporters on Tuesday the controversial practice had ceased.
"Previously we looked at the abdomen, genitalia in detail with the examinations of the pelvis, vagina and cervix.
He claimed recruitment tests will be focused on health issues such as color blindness, the heart and spine.
The move was welcomed by human rights groups, who have long campaigned for the test to be scrapped.
Indan Gilang, an air force spokesperson, told the outlet that "virginity tests" were not included in their terminology.
However female reproduction tests, for cysts and other complications which could hamper their ability to serve, were undertaken. »