An Egyptian member of parliament, Elhamy Agina, has called for all women to undergo mandatory ‘virginity tests’ prior to being admitted to universities.

Elhamy , called on the Minister of Higher Education to issue a mandate requiring him or his officials to enforce the virginity tests prior to providing female students with university cards, Egyptian Streets reports.

“Any girl who enters university, we have to check her medical examination to prove that she is a Miss. Therefore, each girl must present an official document upon being admitted to university stating she’s a Miss,” said Agina, with ‘Miss’ being a censored way to refer to the woman as a virgin.

“No one should be upset by this decision,” said Agina in the interview, adding that the tests would help reduce the number or ‘urfi marriages’ in Egypt. “If you’re upset then that means you’re scared that your daughter is [or was] in an ‘urfi’ marriage behind your back.”

Agina put forward that, if a woman ‘fails’ the virginity test, her parents will immediately be notified.

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