Tehran, Iran, Jul. 4
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
Iran's Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Mahmoud Golzari said that nearly 35 percent of married Iranian men are sexually incompetent.
"Unfortunately 20-35 percent of marriages result in divorces," he said, Iran's ISNA News Agency reported on July 4.
He went on to note that divorced women are harmful for the society.
"The youth's interest in social networks like Facebook, high rate of HIV infections, sexual relations before marriage, and an increase in violence are among the other problems of the young generation," he said.
Golzari said some 24 million Iranians are aged 15-30, and the figure will rise in the country in 30 to 40 years.
In 2013, Golzari was quoted as saying that about 20 percent of marriages in Iran end in divorces. He said at the time that according to the official statistics, the number of divorces has increased by 35-40 percent in Tehran.