From this standpoint, countries resort to enacting legislation that obliges those who are about to marry to undergo medical, laboratory and clinical examinations in advance, and to obtain a health certificate signed by the competent authorities, in order to use it as an official document to be added to the spouses’ file, or as a “passport” to life Matrimonial, secure, stable, happy and caring for the well-being of the boys.
In addition to these legislations, health departments around the world are keen to immunize young people and young people with a health culture that they circulate through medical programs in schools and universities or in seminars and lectures and in the media, including the necessity of medical examination for any two partners intent on getting married. It is mentioned that the effects of a medical examination before marriage may be in some countries a private matter for each young woman or young man, meaning that it does not mean permitting or preventing marriage and does not bind either party to anything, but rather aims to inform each of them of the medical results obtained and provide advice And counseling, if they wish to build a successful marriage, will not be subject to any future health, family or social setback. In other countries, such as Canada, it is refused to officially register any marriage unless it is accompanied by a health certificate proving that the two partners are free from some diseases that are considered a threat to them and to public health.
When polling the opinions of a group of young women and men eligible for marriage, including Arabs and Canadians, the positions varied between those in favor of medical examination before marriage, conservatives and opponents. The young man of Lebanese origin, Fadi (27 years), sees him as a precautionary step in anticipation of any health emergency that may happen later, for either of the spouses or their children, especially the genetic injuries that cause physical or psychological or mental disabilities, as is the case for many children of families Lebanese. He points out that “he does not prefer marrying one of his female relatives even if the medical examination proves her safety one hundred percent,” denying that inbreeding, as it is rumored, is a guarantee for strengthening family, social and moral ties.
As for the Canadian Gabriel (25 years old), he says: “I am a supporter of a medical examination, even if it is proven that my partner has contraceptive infertility.” He adds, “I do not care much about this matter as long as I find my happiness in the one I love,” and stresses that the issue of childbearing can be overcome by adopting a child or girl, as is the case with many Canadian husbands.
For her part, Canadian Marie Claude (24 years old) believes that “if it turns out that the young man whom I have chosen as my husband has some disability or a cancerous disease, for example, I can stay with him if his cure is possible. Otherwise, it is logical that I search for my happiness with Another partner ». There are those who take a medical examination, to make sure of one particular issue and to consider other diagnoses as merely details that can be addressed. In this regard, the young Moroccan Zidane (26 years old) explains that what he means most is “to ascertain the virginity of the girl, regardless of her nationality,” and asks: “What does the validity of the medical certificate benefit if the girl’s honor is tainted?”
In a context related to sexual freedom, the two Lebanese Abeer and Rami faced a strong psychological trauma when they conducted a medical examination two weeks before their marriage, only to discover that Rami had HIV, which prompted him to annul the engagement and cancel the marriage ceremony. Abeer commented bitterly: “The disease has hijacked our most beautiful dreams of joy and happiness and turned them into an illusion and a mirage.”
Contrary to all of these tragic cases, there are those who believe that a medical examination before marriage is “contrary to religious teachings, social and family norms and traditions”, and opposes that the girl of his dreams undergo examination in front of doctors, stressing that marriage is a “share and share”, and one must accept his fate.
Whatever the case, the medical examination before marriage, and if some young women and men spoil their rosy dreams and turn them into hurtful and sometimes poisonous thorns, at the same time it saves thousands of them from the risk of having children deformed physically, mentally and psychologically, and it alerts them from the evils of transmitting genetic or infectious diseases. Which pose a real threat to the safety of the partner. It is also an excellent occasion that allows the two partners to inquire about all questions about health and disease that occur to them, and to provide instructions and advice based on their personal and family medical history.