GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
1994: Omani women are encouraged to have fewer children.

Omani women, who traditionally gained status by having a large number of children, have one of the highest birthrates in the world -- on average, Omani women will bear 7.7 children. To help women and the children to whom they give birth become healthier, Oman provides Birth Spacing Services.

WWW Birth Spacing

Birth Spacing Services have been available in Oman since October 1994.