This video by AJ+ explains the controversy behind Egyptian lawmaker Elhamy Agina, who recently stated that female students should be subjected to “virginity tests” before entering college. He’s also previously advocated for female genital mutilation.

“Virginity tests” are still practiced in many places around the world. In Indonesia, women must experience them before joining the military or police. The World Health Organization has stated in the past that these tests have no scientific validity.

Watch the video above to learn more.