Metrics details. Suicide-attempts have increased across the world and have become higher among females. There has been a high prevalence of self-immolation in Iran, mostly young married women admitted to the burn centers. This study aimed to explore the factors and experiences of self-immolation in Iranian married women to develop prevention strategies to prevent the personal, social, and economic impacts of suicide and suicide attempts.
2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Iran
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In Iran, historically, establishing, maintaining, and continuing family units have been perpetuated through the development of strong ideals about marriage and reproduction that are integrated with Islamic values. Despite the long tradition of marriage as the foundation of both family and society, the data show there are declines in both the rate and the number of marriages. The popular belief among both laymen and social scientists is that, while there has been a decline in permanent marriages, there has been an increase in the number of what can be called temporary marriages. There are no data demonstrating trends in these marriages.
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The Islamic Republic of Iran is a theocratic republic established after the adoption of a constitution by popular referendum. The constitution, amended in , created a political system based on the concept in Shia Islam of velayat-e faqih "guardianship of the jurist" or "rule by the jurisprudent". Shia clergy, most notably the "supreme jurisprudent" or supreme leader , and political leaders vetted by the clergy-dominated key power structures. While mechanisms for popular election exist within the structure of the state, the supreme leader directly controlled the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government as well as the armed forces.
Objective: To identify major dietary patterns and their association with socio-economic status SES and food insecurity in two major ethnic groups living in Urmia, north-west Iran. Design: A cross-sectional study. Setting: All four geographical zones of Urmia city. Subjects: Participants n ; women and men , aged years, from two ethnic groups Azeri Turks and Kurds. After adjusting for confounders, the THS pattern was positively associated with education level and negatively associated with moderate or severe food insecurity in Azeri Turks; whereas, among Kurds, it was more common in women and positively associated with age.