Like most girls in her neighbourhood in Tehran, Tahmineh is a virgin. In her world, virginity is still revered. Virginity is seen as a marker of decency, of good family stock and morals. Women live under constant risk of being branded loose for behaviour as anodyne as laughing too raucously or wearing the colour red.
The Shadow of Silence on the Sexual Rights of Married Iranian Women
Iran: Sex - ﺳﻜﺲ
Sexual practices as an important aspect of reproductive health have many physical and psychological effects on people's lives, there is limited evidence on such practices and their pattern among Iranian women. Hence we aimed to determine different types of sexual practices among 19—45 year old married Iranian women. This cross-sectional study was conducted among married women, aged 19—45 years, attending Taleghani Public Health Center for annual gynecologic examination during November to May using convenient sampling. The participants were enquired about their experience regarding different types of sex, as well as their views and feelings about such practices, using an anonymous questionnaire. The mean age of the participants was 34 years. All had ever experienced vaginal sex and
Sex segregation in Iran encompasses practices derived from the conservative dogma of Shiite Islam currently taking place in Iran. Most areas of the country are segregated by sex , except universities. In many cities, there are women parks , just for females. Reza Shah was against sex-segregation and he ordered Tehran University to enroll its first woman in
There has been a recent shift in the field of sexual health, representing a move away from biomedical concerns to sexual rights frameworks. However, few studies on sexuality are based on a rights framework. The unspoken nature of sexuality in Iranian culture has led to a lack of national studies on the topic. The objective of this study was to explore the perceptions and experiences of married Iranian women on sexual rights in their sexual relationships. In this grounded theory study, 37 participants 25 married women, 5 husbands, and 7 midwives were selected.