However, some doctors have admitted to providing fake proof of virginity, without having performed a chastity test, “in the interest of harm reduction to save a girl’s honour,” said ethicist and UdM researcher Marie-Ève Bouthillier.
But professionals must wade in with great sensitivity, Bérard warned.
“We have to make sure we don’t judge or make assumptions about bad intentions of parents.”
I'd go so far as to say that if Dad brings in his 13-year-old daughter to make sure her hymen's intact, and the doctor feels compelled to verify that it is as a "harm reduction matter", the doctor should call the police. That girl is in danger. That kind of "cultural sensitivity" got Zainab Shafia killed.