Mazandaran Midwifery association
Narjes Shiraghaei Kootenaei is a freelance speaker and trainer and head of Mazandaran Midwifery association, IRAN since 2015. Her work is based on “Evidence Based Midwifery” and her book ""Is it safe in pregnancy?"" is the first in the field in Persian language, has been praised both by midwives and moms. For her, sex education and family planning are two pillars of a healthy society and although in Iran both topics are sensitive and in most cases forbidden, she managed to start and successfully continue her informative and frontier workshops on these topics for the last 5 years. It's never been easy, neither the government nor the society in general is keen to openly talk about these issues. She didn't stop on teaching the midwives and colleagues on these topics. She managed to convenience school's deans and parents of teenagers to agree to sex education and since 5 years ago she regularly has sexual health workshops at 5 schools. Also she has a strong presence on online platforms especially on Telegram (the leading social media platform in Iran) for sex education.