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Iran to ban vasectomies in bid to boost birth rate

A handout picture released by the official website of the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shows him speaking during a meeting with Iranian foreign ambassadors and diplomats currently visiting the Iranian capital on August 11, 2014 in Tehran. AFP PHOTO/IRANIAN PRESIDENCY WEBSITE/MOHAMMAD BERNO

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on August 12, 2014, on page 10.

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