Sanaz has always dreamed of becoming a dentist, and she became one thanks to the support of her parents. She’s 32, married but without children yet, because she wanted to give herself some time to start her career and travel a bit. Her incomes allow her to go to Spain or Thailand every year. “It’s always a pleasure to come back here,” she says, “because I love life in Iran, especially for the peacefulness of human and family relationships.” For the past six years, Sanaz has been managing her own dentist practice, where she treats patients of both genders, and she’s now ready to invest a hundred thousand dollars in the latest dentistry technology imported from Germany. In Iran, the only job really forbidden to women is judge. So, Sanaz doesn’t really understand why we’re so interested in her. “I’m not the only one and there’s nothing special about me,” she protests. “There are more women than men studying medicine at the University of Tehran.”
Another dentist in Teheran
A midwife photographed in a hospital in the north east of the capital.
Maryam, 33, here with her mother, teaches painting in a secondary school in Teheran.