Iran banned permanent contraception (vasectomy and similar intervnetions on women). The bill also bans the advertising of birth control in a country where condoms had been widely available and family planning considered entirely normal.

The ban aims to reverse the decline in Iran’s population, but reformists see the law as part of a drive by conservatives to keep Iran’s highly educated female population in traditional roles as wives and mothers.

Abortion is legal in Iran if the mother is in danger or if the foetus is diagnosed with certain defects

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