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Iranian Family Planning Push Raises Ire Among Some Women, Activists

New York Times: Urged to Multiply, Iranian Couples Are Dubious
“…Worried about a steep decline in fertility rates that experts are predicting could reduce population growth to zero within 20 years, Tehran has started a broad initiative to persuade Iranian families to have more children. … [However,] some women and human rights activists suspect that the drive for more children is also aimed at keeping women in what conservative clerics believe is their place, the home…” (Erdbrink, 6/7).