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Health Policies: Iran
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Class, gender, rural–urban distribution, and regional location, correlated with ethnicity – Persians, Kurds, Turks, Lurs – and tribal orientation have had profound effect on the health status of the individuals in Iran (Aghajanian 1983). Gender affects women's health through preferential distribution of food and resources as well (Aghajanian 1994). In 1996, women were 49.2 percent of the population ( Iran Statistical Center 2000). Women's health has improved in recent decades directly through an…

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Aghajanian, Akbar, “Health Policies: Iran”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0173b>
First published online: 2009

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