Some couples are “forced” to have an abortion because they know that what they’re doing (premarital sex) is absolutely forbidden.
In this same article, it reads, “Even among educated urbanites, the concept of an unmarried mother simply does not exist.
It is similar in the Western culture, that when women do something that is considered or viewed as inappropriate or wrong, they lose honor and respect, more than if men did the same thing.From this same article, “Boys I know have many girlfriends, even at the same time.One of my best friends told me he made love with his girlfriend and then said ‘I won’t ever marry her—she’s not a virgin’, one 19-year-old female student said.” The percentage of teens, or young single adults who engage in these sort of acts is unknown, but isn’t that the case in most strict religious societies?For some Muslim men, considering there is a huge percentage of Arabs who are Muslim, it is hard for the men to accept the cultural “non-interaction” with women.
Imran Ahmad, a Muslim man states in an article, April 20, 2007, “When it comes to girls, I yearn to be James Bond.” He thinks that since there is more than one view and definition of Westerners and their culture and actions, then there should be more than one way to be a good Muslim.
There are perceptions that in general, at least in Cairo, sex before marriage is widespread and increasing as spiraling costs and high unemployment push marriage ages up.