Iran exposes country's high rate of infertility among couples
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 14 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
Iran has recently revealed statistics, that showcase a high rate of infertility in the country among couples, Khabar online newspaper reported.
Head of Iran's Biodiversity Institute Mohammad Mehdi Akhondi said that while other countries have been publicly revealing their statistics on fertility, Iran has not done so, as such data is not available.
And for the first time in three months, the Biodiversity Institute has announced Iran's official fertility rate.
According to the report, the institute questioned some 17,000 couples in Iran, and just over 20 percent of them are fertile, which is higher than the global average of fertility in other countries.
A study conducted earlier revealed about 3 million of people in Iran being infertile.
Dr. Mohammad Ebrahim Parsa Nejad has said that as of currently, there are 50 public and private infertility treating centers in Iran.
According to CIA World Factbook, Iran had a fertility rate of 1.87 children born/woman, as of July 2012.