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Iran: Divorce rate increases for over 60 group

TEHRAN, Apr. 22 (Mehr News Agency) - Divorce rate among over sixties increased in the country, State Birth Registration Organization announced here on Wednesday. Based on the official figures, a total number of 5,100 divorces were registered in 1387 (ended March 20, 2009) for the couples beyond sixties.

photo from "Divorce Iranian Style" film

There were a number of 110,510 divorces recorded in 1387 (ended March 20, 2009), from which 3,888 were men and 1,212 women over the age of sixty.

According to the organization's figures, a total of 1,089 divorces were registered for men 60 to 64 and 590 divorces for women between 60 and 64.

Men aged beyond 75 comprised 1,184 numbers of divorces for over sixties in 1387 (ended March 20, 2009).

Experts warned of the upward trend in divorce rate of couples in their final years of life, and called for greater efforts to get to the roots of the problem.

... Payvand News - 04/22/09 ... --

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