Ahmed Shafik

IntroEgyptian sexologist
Was

Sexologist

From

Egypt

Type

Social science

Gendermale
Birth 1 January 1933, Shibin Al Kawm, Al Minufiyah, Monufia Governorate, Egypt
Death 31 October 2007
(aged 74 years)

Dr Ahmed Shafik was an Egyptian researcher whose studies centered on human sexual physiology and associated reflexes.

Work

He has written more than 1000 articles. He performed the first bladder transplant in 1967. His articles in the Journal of Urology, are published under the name ‘Shafik I.’ and his articles in the British Journal of Urology and in medical literature are published under ‘Shafik II’.

In 2016, Dr Shafik won an Ig Nobel prize for his study of the effects of wearing polyester, cotton, or wool trousers on the sex life of rats.

Criticism

His research brought official criticism from the Egyptian Government.

In 1963, he was arrested and held for three months, while developing a new technique for urinary diversion. It was later published in the Journal of Urology. In 1964, he was arrested and held for a year while working on fashioning an artificial bladder. His performing the first bladder transplant in 1967 resulted in disciplinary measures with the administration of his hospital.

Death

On October 31, 2007, Ahmed Shafik died from cardiac insufficiency.

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