Bekr Namaee Az Manzar Figh Pezeshgi
Quarterly Journal of Medical Fiqh 2009; 1(1):67-120
Hymenoplasty or revirgination surgery refers to the cosmetic surgery that restores the women?s hymen. Hymenoplasty is a simple procedure that repair torn hymen but there is no medical necessity for this surgery. One of the important issues between physicians in necessity of this surgery base on the cultural, social and religious reason. This article studies the legality of Hymenoplasty in Islamic jurisprudence. The question that who is called virgin in Islamic jurisprudence is answered in Islamic jurisprudence. Most of the jurisconsults believe that losing of virginity is by sexual intercourse so they say if woman lose her virginity for nonsexual reasons or married woman still doesn?t have sexual intercourse, she is still virgin base on Islamic jurisprudence. Therefore hymen reconstruction for woman who?s religiously virgin for returning of its function for wedding night is allowed by Islam. But it losing virginity happens by sexual intercourse, there are different opinions about the legality and illegality of this surgery that this paper discusses the reasons of these opinions.
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