Chinese hospital seeks virgins' blood
- Published: 16 Sep 2013 at 12.49
- Online news:
BEIJING - A Chinese hospital's request for blood from healthy female virgins for use in medical research has been condemned as insulting to women, state-run media reported Monday.
Illustration: a group of nurses walks along a corridor at a hospital in Beijing on July 29, 2013.
The Peking University Cancer Hospital said it needed the blood of 100 female virgins aged 18 to 24 years for studies on the human papilloma virus (HPV), which is usually transmitted through sexual contact, the China Daily reported.
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