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Science and Modern Islamic Discourses: Overview
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In March 2002 the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology reviewed the first human uterus transplant, which was carried out in Saudi Arabia and headed by Wafa Fageeh of the King Fahd Hospital and Research Center in Jeddah. In the subsequent English-language press reports, very little attention was given to the fact that the head surgeon of the team was a woman, although this would seem noteworthy considering that …

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Hamdy, Sherine, “Science and Modern Islamic Discourses: Overview”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0196>
First published online: 2009

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