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Iranian parliament bans birth-control surgeries
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_br1(289).jpgTEHRAN – On Sunday, the Iranian lawmakers approved a bill to ban all types of birth-control surgeries, except when someone’s health is at risk.
 
The bill was approved in an open session of Majlis with 143 votes in favor, 32 against, and 11 abstentions in a bid to boost birthrate in the country and prevent a decline in population growth rate.
 
Also, the lawmakers passed a law prohibiting media from giving publicity to birth control or the reduction of childbearing. 
 
Media outlets or physicians who violate the law will be subject to prosecution, the bill stated.
 
Iran’s birthrate, which stood at 3.6 children per couple in 1979, has now reportedly dropped to 1.8 children per couple. 
 
MT/PA 

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