This can't make the Ayatollah happy: According to The Guardian, Iran's state-run body for youth affairs has found that more than one in four men aged 19 to 29 have had premarital sex and that 13 percent of the liaisons led to unwanted pregnancies that resulted in abortions. Extramarital sex and abortion are illegal in Iran. Also, the average age of marriage has risen to 40 for men and 35 for women, far above the state-recommended age of 29. The current economic crisis may be responsible for the rising rates of illicit sex, as marriage can be expensive. However, Hojatoleslam Ghasem Ebrahimipour, a sociologist, credited feminism. "When a woman is educated and has an income, she does not want to accept masculine domination through marriage."