In 2013, 1,818 people went to official medical centers in Tehran province to get abortion permits. The Coroner’s Organization reported that this number is 150 cases more than in 2012.
In addition to legal abortions, there are over 250,000 illegal abortions every year, which is 40 times the legal ones.
Mohammad Esmail Motlaq, director general of the Office for Family Health and Population in the Ministry of Health, announced this number last February.
(Zamaneh Radio – June 5, 2014)