He argued that it would help to end the practice of unregistered 'customary' marriages that appeal to Egyptian youths who cannot afford formal weddings.
'Any girl who enters university must be examined to prove she is a maiden,' Agina reportedly told the Youm 7 newspaper.His comments sparked derision on social media.
'Didn't I tell you the bottom is still far, and worse is to come?' rights lawyer and dissident Gamal Eid wrote on Twitter.Agina said today his remarks had been misinterpreted and that he has decided to boycott the media.
'We have a member of parliament obsessed with sex,' wrote liberal dissident and journalist Khaled Dawoud.
'People have been attacking me since yesterday and they're upset and such.He said the Youm 7 reporter had asked him about the government's role in ending customary marriages, so he suggested the virginity tests.
'I've decided not to deal with the media,' he said.
'I did not make a demand, I made a suggestion.
'There's a big difference between a demand and a suggestion.'
'I said, well, it's not the government's right to ask a girl or a man whether they've had a customary marriage,' he said.It was not the first time Agina has made controversial remarks. He previously said he supported female genital mutilation, which is illegal but is still widely practised in Egypt.
'But maybe, maybe... just as a suggestion that may or may not be implemented - the government could tell university hospitals to conduct drugs and virginity tests.
'And then the university can tell the student's parents.'
'We are a people whose men have erectile dysfunction.
'If we stopped performing female circumcision then we'd need stronger men,' he once said in remarks reported by Egyptian media.