And that's despite the government having outlawed the practice in 2007.
Experts have claimed that a lack of education and the worsening economic situation of millions of Egyptians are a direct cause for the endemic practice.
However, the survey's results, as well as women like Mounira interviewed in this report, may prove otherwise.
It has nothing to do with education' Mounira is well-educated: She fought hard to get her university education twenty years ago.
You know, I think it's going to be coffee," Mike says earnestly, the sun setting in the desert hills behind him, with the Valley of the Kings just beyond. --but more drinks--and she comes close to me and starts touching me, and says she likes me." "And what did you do? The north African country ranks number four among the 29 countries with a high prevalence of FGM - it is only topped by Djibouti, Guinea and Somalia.According to #link: W: Egypt's 2014 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS)#, 92 percent of married or previously married women aged between 15 and 49 were cut.Fatima and her boyfriend had been together for about two years when she discovered she was pregnant. I didn't want to do it, but in this society I didn't have any choice," she says, now an outspoken 27 year-old."I hate it when I remember it, because it was a very, very bad experience." Her family know nothing of her ordeal. He has had sex several times and feels no guilt, but would never tell his parents.