Wife granted divorce right for husband’s impotence

August 15, 2011

A woman in Kuwait was granted the right to divorce her husband after medical reports proved he was impotent.

The decision by the Personal Status Section of the First Instance Court to grant the divorce after the wife claimed that she was young and could not face the psychological trauma of being married to a man suffering from impotence, Kuwait daily Arab Times reported.

Kuwait has one of the highest divorce rates in the region and religious figures and counselors have been calling for more vigourous ways and better communication between couples to tackle the issue.

Sexual impotence is a highly sensitive issue in the Arab world and is rarely talked about.




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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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