Men have hymen’s too

Apparently.

From the HuffingtonPost:


HANOI, Vietnam — An acupuncturist who claims she can detect a man’s virginity based on a small dot on the ear has become a minor celebrity in Vietnam, where she is credited with helping to free three convicted rapists from prison.

Traditional medicine practitioner Pham Thi Hong started lobbying for the men’s release, pleading their case all the way to the president, because she believes all three men are virgins and therefore could not be guilty of rape.
“They all had small red spots on the back of their ears,” said Hong, 54. “The spots should have disappeared if they had had sex. My many years of experience told me that these men did not have sex before.”

After seeing the spot on Kien’s ear, Hong believed his insistence that he was innocent. She later examined his two alleged accomplices and began a campaign for their release. Eventually, President Nguyen Minh Triet ordered that the case be re-examined.
Investigators who revisited the case discovered flaws, including the fact that testimonies of witnesses indicating their innocence were not included in the case’s files, according to the local Pioneer newspaper. The three men, having served 10 years in jail, were released in January.

She says she was first taught how to determine if a man has ever had sex by feeling their pulse. She later developed the ear-spot method on her own. She says the spot will only disappear after heterosexual intercourse and is not affected by gay sex or masturbation.

Absurd? Ridiculous? Down right lunacy? All of the above?

ofcourse, she is not without her critics:

“I have never heard of this method before,” said Nguyen Van Hao, 60, an acupuncturist who has practiced for 14 years. “From the medical point of view, it’s impossible to determine whether a man has had sex or not by feeling the pulse or examining the red spot on their ears.”

Shes an acupuncturist, right? Works with needles, needles are sharp, red spot, behind the ears, i.e. cannot be seen…

“Look, hes a virgin, he has red spot!”

*poke with hidden needle*

It seems medical breakthroughs that push the envelope and blur the barrier between fiction and common sense are all too often revealed in the courtroom. One has but to watch Boston Legal , or read the fantastic novels of John Grisham, which give a provocative view into the world of law, to know that science and medicine are for sale when it comes to testimony, to the highest bidder. For the right price,  you can get any established, professional, to sign their name to the most absurd speculation in order to prove a clients innocence.

That, in essence, is the real issue. Money can buy anything, and endorsement, by the right individual, speaks volume for the cause, no matter how inane it appears to be.

Professionalism and ethics are dying traits in this world.

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