Female Births Decline

Female Births DeclineFemale Births Decline

The annual birth rate of the girl child is very low in the country and it has declined from 3% to 0.78% at present, said Mohammad Eshaqi, deputy of planning and coordination at the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution, IRNA reported.

This can cause imbalances in the male-female ratio and lead to a decline in the population growth rate, he cautioned. Iran has the lowest rate of population growth among Islamic countries after Albania.