WorldViews: Iran moves to ban permanent contraception, as it tries to reverse birth rate decline

By Jason Rezaian, June 25, 2014

TEHRAN -- Iran’s parliament on Tuesday took a step closer to criminalizing permanent forms of contraception, in a move intended to turn around a decreasing population rate.

The framework of legislation that would ban abortions, vasectomies, tubectomies, and any form of sterilization passed. Convicted offenders would face lengthy prison terms. Also included in the bill was a prohibition on any advertisement that promotes decreases in the birth rate.

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