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Iran plans to eliminate free birth control

Dr. Shahla Mir Galoy Bayat, a member of Iran’s parliamentary health committee, has announced plans to eliminate Iran's successful family-planning programs.

In an effort to reverse declining birth rates, a member of Iran’s parliamentary health committee has announced that Iran plans to eliminate family-planning programs.

“Providing this bill is passed, pre-marriage education and contraception at clinics will be removed,” Dr. Shahla Mir Galoy Bayat told Iranian Labor News Agency. “The bill to prevent declining birth rates will … suspend the free contraceptives that have been provided to the people.”

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