Volume 2, Issue 7 (Winter 2008)                   MLJ 2008, 2(7): 129-143 | Back to browse issues page

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Hakimi S, Mohammad Ali Zadeh S. Reproductive rights in Iran health system: Challenges and outcomes. MLJ. 2008; 2 (7) :129-143
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national and international legal and human rights documents. These include the basic right of all couples and individuals to decide freely the number and spacing of their children and the right to make decision concerning reproduction, free of violence, coercion and discrimination. The aim of this study is assessment some of reproductive indicators and their strength and weakness. Maternal mortality: There is a rapid decline in maternal mortality rate (from 234 to 23.84) since 1976 till 2009 in Iran. Although Iran health system achieves a great successful but there is a distance with 18 maternal death /100000 live birth that is target of Ministry of Health. Maternal mortality ratio is one of the indicators that rapidly increase in order to reduction of maternal mortality ratio monitoring programmers need to be constantly sustained. Family planning: Although the coverage of modern family planning methods is wide in Iran (56%), but the prevalence of unwanted pregnancies is high in Iran society. Data analysis in 2000 showed that 35% pregnancies in married women were unwanted. Two third of women who had unplanned pregnancy, pregnant during use of contraception methods. This suggest that consulting of health centers was ineligible. Safe abortion: There is no exact data about induced abortion in Iran. Some of statistical information indicates to 80000 abortions annually. According by World Health Organization (WHO), 1000 induced abortion every day is conducted in our country. In several countries

Received: 2008/05/1 | Accepted: 2008/12/29

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