Document Type : Research Paper
1 Department of Social sciences, University of Guilan.
3 Department of Social Sciences, University of Guilan
4 Research Institute of Guilan Studies, University of Guilan
Due to decrease of population, the main discourse of population governing policy is how to growth population In Iran. The success rate of population policies in each country, including Iran, depends on the degree of its hegemony in the target society. The present study is conducted to investigate the biopolitics among married women ranging age between 18 to 40 years old in Rasht city, by using a qualitative method based on analysis of Foucault power. The results in this communication showed that the dominant discourse of population policy in relation to the women studied in Iran is formed in two ways; respectively subjecting women for the medical and the cultural system, which could affect them by power of biopolitics and become hegemonic for itself. Nevertheless, it should be noted that the exercise of power through the medical system in this discourse does not cause the hegemony of this type of biopolitics among the studied women; Because among those married women who have resisted this type of biopolitics and had less desire for more offspring, which still emphasize an object to the medical system. Due to the declining population rates in Iran, the main dominant population policy discourse is, population growth.