A controversial Egyptian MP has said that women must pass "periodic virginity examinations" if they want to receive a university education.
Elhamy Agina said that the students should prove they have not had sex if they want to stay in university.
"We have to conduct medical exams on every girl that enters university to prove that they are virgins," the MP for the Delta province of Daqahlia told local media.
"They should present official documentation that they are virgins when they apply so that we can stamp out the propagation of Urfi marriages in Egypt."
Urfi - or common-law marriages - are legitimate informal unions often used by young couples as a way of getting around religious prohibitions against premarital sex.
Agina said that if students "failed" the exam their parents would be notified.
If this is implemented, then, for the sake of justice all men should be banned from university as there is no way they could prove their virginity. Or maybe you could accept them if castrated. Hypocrisy at its extreme.