IRAN. Law of 23 May 1993 pertaining to population
and family planning. (National Report on Population, the Islamic Republic
of Iran, Tehran, Iran, Government of Iran, 1994, pp. 20-21.)
Article 1. All privileges envisaged in the law according
to the number of children are no more valid regarding the fourth child
and more, born one year after enactment of this law. The children born
prior to this date would be enjoying the privileges as envisaged by the
Note 1. The procedure of using the privileges envisaged
in the labor law and approved on November 19th, 1990 by the Council to
Identify the Expediencies of the System as well as the social security
law approved in 1965 is as follows:
A. Maternity leave for female workers (article 75 of labor
law, and approved by the Council to Identify the Expediencies of the System
on Nov. 19th, 1990) for the fourth child and more born one year after the
approval of this law, will be decided separately and will be paid by the
insured according to the tariffs set by social securities organization.
Article 2. The Ministries of Education; Culture and Higher
Education; Health and Medical Education and Islamic Culture and Guidance
are entrusted with the task to implement following programs:
A. The Ministry of Education is assigned with the task
of effectively incorporating the educational materials regarding population
and mother and child health care in the curriculum texts.
B. The Ministry of Culture and Higher Education and the
Ministry of Health and Medical Education are entrusted with the task [of
including] the subject of population and family planning in all educational
C. The Ministry of Islamic Culture and Guidance is called
to prepare grounds for active and effective participation of journalists,
film makers and other artists related in a way to the Ministry in order
to increase the general awareness of people regarding the population and
family planning programs.
Article 3. The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB)
is entrusted with the task of producing and broadcasting of direct and
indirect programs to increase the general awareness about mother and child
health care and population.
Article 4. The cost for realization of articles 2 and 3 will be compensated for by reduction in government expenditure through implementation of article one of this law.