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Reproduction: Abortion: Iran, Afghanistan, and Central Asia
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Sixteen percent of the world's population lives in countries with very restrictive abortion policies, allowing abortion only to save a woman's life. Iran and Afghanistan are among these countries (Rahman and et al. 1998). The countries covered in this entry are all Islamic nations with diverse reproductive health delivery systems. Afghani women suffer from non-existent health care and a restrictive abortion policy. Central Asian Coun…

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Gerami, Shahin, “Reproduction: Abortion: Iran, Afghanistan, and Central Asia”, 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_0187b>
First published online: 2009

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