Marriage Counseling Centers

Marriage Counseling CentersMarriage Counseling Centers

There are 13 million individuals of marriageable age in Iran, said Mohammad Esmael Motlaq, head of the Population and Family Health Office at the Health Ministry.

“The latest data from last year shows the rate of marriage has declined by 6.5%, and divorce are up by n5.5% compared to the same period last year,” he said.

Additionally, the age of marriage is increasing in both men and women. There are also three million infertile married couples.

Highlighting the role of proper education before and during marriage, Motlaq said by the end of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2016), 13 marriage counseling centers will be set up at 13 universities of medical sciences across the country where specialists in gynecology and psychology, social workers, clerics familiar in legal family issues, and lawyers to help sort out conflicts will provide services. The number will increase to 20 by mid-2017, IRNA reported.