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Medical Students In Iran Protest Sex Segregation

Students from Fatemieh, an all-female medical school in the city of Qom, have gone on strike in protest of poor education resulting from sex segregation.

The students have boycotted classes for two weeks and are also refusing to work at a hospital affiliated with Fatemieh, the only all-woman medical school in Iran.

Fatemieh has served as a pilot program since Iran’s conservative controlled parliament enacted legislation in 1998 to segregate health services.

Sources:

The Washington Post - January 14, 2000