Reports of young women here being divorced shortly after marrying because their husbands suspected they were not virgins abounds.
“I had an affair once with a man,” she says. “At that time, I couldn’t imagine how huge the pressure was in my society and what the consequences could be.
“So now I am afraid. If I reveal this to my fiancé, I’m quite sure our wedding will be cancelled.”
She will now have to pay almost $400 (£310) for the procedure, which will take about 30 minutes. She said she’s been saving up the money for several months, keeping it secret from her family and her fiancé.
A doctor who will perform the surgery, “Yasmine” said he does two hymenoplasties a week, on average.
“Gynaecologists do hymen repair. This is nothing exceptional,” Rachid says. “But here some doctors refuse to do it. I personally do it because I disagree with those who make virginity a sort of sacred thing.
“It really annoys me. This is a manifestation of a male-dominated society covered up in some religious principles. I mean it when I say it’s male dominance and I’ll continue to wage an all-out war against it.”