As of 2008, Iran carries out more sex change operations than any other nation in the world except for Thailand.The government provides up to half the cost for those needing financial assistance, and a sex change is recognised on the birth certificate.- BBC (December 9, 2014) Iran: Divorce parties take off in major cities - BBC (May 20, 2014) The Politics of Marriage in Contemporary Iran (Persian) - UCLA (October 25, 2009) The Politics of Marriage in Contemporary Iran - UCLA (October 23, 2009) Marriage and Divorce Under Iranian Family Law - UT (July 15, 2011) The cost of a divorce in Iran?Your weight in gold - BBC (February 23, 2012) Sex is a major cause of divorce in Iran - BBC Persian (December 10, 2011) Iran's Divorce Rate Stirs Fears of Society in Crisis - NY Times (December 6, 2010) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad urges girls to marry at 16 - The Guardian (November 21, 2010) Iran to set up marriage bureaux - BBC (December 1, 2008) Iranian to pay 124,000-rose dowry - BBC (March 3, 2008) Consanguineous Marriages Prevalence of consanguineous marriages among Iranian Georgians (2010) Is consanguineous marriage religiously encouraged? (2006) Study of Youths' Knowledge, Behavior, and Attitude towards Consanguineous Marriages (2006) Modernization and Consanguineous Marriage in Iran (1994) Early Marriage Modernity and Early Marriage in Iran: A View from Within - JMEWS (2006) Human-Rights Activists Win Partial Victory In Battle Against Child Marriage (June 28, 2002) Child Marriage in the Context of Shia Iran (U.“If you think cam girls—those flirty naked characters that plague porn site pop-up ads—are raking in easy money, you're right.
Beginning in the mid-1980s, however, transgender individuals were officially recognized by the government and allowed to undergo sex reassignment surgery.
Me, Esme, and her sister camping in the Northern forests. I LAY IN MY SLEEPING BAG, the cold barely kept at bay.
I had entered Iran during the depths of winter and was beginning to wonder if this had been a mistake.
I told her about my current three year trip across the world, of my upcoming adventures in Pakistan, my plan to sail a raft across the ocean.
Minutes slipped into hours and, before I knew it, the sun had set and it was getting late.