France, has 5 million Muslim population, despite being a liberal democratic country, Hymen repair and issue of fake virginity certificates by Doctors, is high. In Muslim community chastity is linked to bridal purity and family honor. Even though Muslim women are emancipated, they still live under rigid codes of family honor. Thus women are forced to go for surgery (To repair hymens, the membrane usually broken by the first act of sexual intercourse) to go to marriage bed as virgins. These acts clash with liberal social mores of France, but has become mandatory for the young muslim women to prove their virginity. The hymen repair surgery performed under general anesthesia takes 20-30 minutes and costs about $500.
Muslim women in France undergoing hymen repair surgeries to prove virginity
Posted June 27, 2006 06:16 AM
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