Pandey said that these products were easily available on online shopping portals.
Mumbai: All Food and Drug Licence Holders’ Foundation (AFDLH), a pan-India body, has filed a complaint with the FDA and Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) against the online sale of products including pills and powders, used for the confirmation of virginity.
Abhay Pandey, president of AFDLH, said, “During an online search, I came across such taboo products and immediately filed a complaint with the FDA and DCGI.”
“I have come across some products used for virginity confirmation in the form of pills and powders. These products are used by women to confirm their virginity by producing fake blood and tightening their vaginal skin,” he said.
Mr Pandey said that these products were easily available on online shopping portals.
“We have come to know that they are not evaluated or approved by the FDA or any other health regulatory bodies. We strongly feel that these products are dangerous for younger and newly-married women who will use them to prove their virginity to their partners,” he said.
Asked about these products, Food and Drug Administration commissioner Dr Pallavi Darade said, “Our investigation is on and we are trying to probe from all angles. I advise people not to use such products as they can be highly infectious.”