Fewer children result in increased abundance and a more peaceful home
Reports by the UN show birth control policies in Iran to be effective with the
country topping the list of greatest fertility decreases.
According to the data released by the UN, eight of the 15 countries that
experienced the greatest drop in fertility since 1980 are Middle Eastern; Iran
leads the list.
UN's Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs says
that between 1975 and 1980, the total fertility number was 6.5. The projected
level for Iran's 2005 to 2010 birth rate is fewer than two.
The country's health policies resulted in an impressive negative 71.8 % change,
counted as a huge success for Iranian public health officials.
Maldives and Mongolia ranked second and third respectively with negative 70.5
and negative 69.6% change in fertility rates.
Other countries that made the list in the region are Tunisia, Algeria, the
United Arab Emirates, Libya, Kuwait, Qatar and Morocco.
Even though fertility levels continue to decline worldwide, the global
population is still expected to reach 9.1 billion in 2050, increasing by about
33 million people annually, according to the UN's "World Population Prospects:
The 2008 Revision."