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Egyptian Parliament considers mandatory psych exams before marriage

A number of Egyptian MPs have submitted a bill obliging couples to undergo psychological examination before marriage due to increased incidents of family crimes that have rocked Egypt recently.
Egypt wedding

A young man killed his pregnant wife by stabbing her six times with a knife. A man killed his three children, his wife and himself due to financial burden. A dentist killed his wife with 11 stab wounds in front of their young children. A groom hit his bride in the street a few hours before their wedding party. 

These are some of many incidents that have prompted a number of MPs to submit a bill obliging couples to undergo psychological examination before marriage.

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