Netherlands: Female Muslim Students Reject Cross-Sex Exam

2015-03-26 06:28:47 | Al Muslim News
Netherlands: Female Muslim Students Reject Cross-Sex Exam

 

Two female Muslims students have filed a lawsuit against their university in Netherlands’ Rotterdam, after their request for an exemption from the cross-sex physical examination was rejected. Studying at Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the two female students have been seeking an exemption from a cross-sex physical exam which involves looking at the chest, abdomen, and legs, and must be performed both by a male and female student. One female student initially applied for an exemption from medical examination by male, but her request was denied. Second student who has already completed the subject, decided to support her colleague at the Board of Appeals. Tthey filed a case at the Board of Appeal for Higher Education in The Hague, After their request was rejected, On Islam.net reported. David Drexhage from Erasmus MC says the practical experience student gain during such exams is important for their professional skills. “The students also have to experience how an examination feels for a patient. That promotes understanding,†Drexhage said.

Netherlands’s total population is 17 million. Around 850,000 Muslims live in the Netherlands.

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