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Health: Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Iran
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The mean age for first marriage in Iran, with a population of 67 million, and a 1.03 male/female ratio, is 24.4 years for men and 19.7 years for women. The population of the country is quite young with one half being under 19 years of age. Over 99 percent of the population is Muslim, and of that, 91 percent is Shīʿī. The non-Muslim minority population includes Christians, Jews, and Zoroastrians. The mean adult literacy rate is 66.1 percent with 77.5 percent for men and 56.4 percent for women. Me…

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Alaei, Arash and Alaei, Kamiar, “Health: Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Iran”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 23 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0178d>
First published online: 2009

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