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It was 6. This is where gays are living! Members of the crowd began beating Jackson then the police took both of the suspected gay men in for questioning, prolonging their ordeal.
It has been reported that, in at least nine countries, forced anal examinations are used to investigate or punish alleged same-sex behavior between consenting men or transgender women. In these settings, forced anal examinations are usually performed by healthcare providers at the request of law enforcement officials, and are procedures entirely distinct from those used legitimately in clinical care. Such examinations constitute acts of torture under the United Nations Convention against Torture.
Media Contact: Rashima Kwatra, rkwatra outrightinternational. Today, a Court of Appeals in Kenya, led by a 5 judge bench, ruled that forced anal examinations are contrary to the law. This practice has been decried by organizations across the globe as dehumanizing and as amounting to torture, not to mention being discredited by the scientific community as holding no value as proof. The case came to the courts after two suspected gay men were arrested in and forced to undergo both anal examinations and HIV tests, in order to determine if they had engaged in consensual intercourse.
The decision has been celebrated by activists and human rights organizations, and could influence an upcoming ruling in a separate landmark case about LGBT rights in Kenya. And while some have vowed to ban the exams, Kenya is the first country to have a documented case where judges have ruled against them. With this ruling, the judges are saying that we all deserve to be treated with dignity and afforded our basic rights, as enshrined in the Kenyan Constitution.
Sign Onto the Statement Here. At the U. The revised Circular must include the above three provisions to immediately cease the practice, which places people accused of homosexuality at great risk, emotional distress, and fear.
Sincein at least eight countries, medical personnel have participated in forced anal examinations of men and transgender women who are charged with consensual same-sex conduct. The WMA is deeply disturbed by the complicity of medical personnel in these non-voluntary and unscientific examinations, including the preparation of medical reports that are used in trials to convict men and transgender women of consensual same-sex conduct. Even when consent is given freely, medical personnel should refrain from undertaking procedures that are medically worthless, discriminatory and potentially incriminating.
Rectal examinationcommonly called a prostate examis an internal examination of the rectumperformed by a healthcare provider. The old adage, "If you don't put your finger in it, you might put your foot in it" rings true even though the research evidence and guidelines by every major organization of US medicine do not support it. The End of the Screening Rectal Exam.
These examinations often involve doctors or other medical personnel forcibly inserting their fingers, and sometimes other objects, into the anus of the accused. Law enforcement officials and some medical personnel claim that by doing so they can determine the tone of the anal sphincter or the shape of the anus and draw conclusions as to whether or not the accused person has engaged in homosexual conduct. This argument is based on long-discredited 19 th century science: the overwhelming weight of medical and scientific opinion holds that it is impossible to use these exams to determine whether a person has regularly engaged in same-sex conduct.