You can’t help coming across some interesting stories in Indonesian newspapers. It’s getting closer now to the presidential elections and all presidential candidates and their running mates are required to undertake a medical examination.
For female candidates which will likely just be Megawati, they must abstain from sex ten days before their examination.
From the Jakarta Post:
The requirement for a female candidate to avoid having sex is to prevent the outcome of her medical checkup from showing “biased” results, IDI chairman Fachmi Idris said without elaborating.
I wonder how having sex would influence results of a medical exam and why its ok for the male candidates not to have to abstain.