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In Iran even very young children are learned to wash their hand with liquid soap after using the bathroom and not doing that is highly regarded non-hygienic. In Iran, there is a water tap beside the toilet and there is no hand contact with feces or urine.

Disturbingly, a friend of mine who lives in a hostel in Sydney told me that none of his roommates wash their hands or even use a toilet papers. Her roommates are from various continents. (There are even hand washing denialists )

Is there any statistics about the issue in various countries

closed as too broad by CMaster, Rory Alsop, JoErNanO, Henning Makholm, Gagravarr Mar 16 '16 at 11:05

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    Yes, people wash their hands after using the bathroom in other countries. You'll need to be more specific in the scope of your question to be answerable in our format, however, as we cannot enumerate the toilet practices of every single country in the world here. – choster Mar 16 '16 at 4:38
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    This has less to do with what country they're from than by how they are raised. It can go both ways regardless of the country. – Nelson Mar 16 '16 at 5:27
  • What does this question have to do with traveling exactly? – Zach Lipton Mar 16 '16 at 6:07
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    @PHPst That is a lousy generalization. I have yet to find a country where the central health system doesn't subscribe to washing hands after using the loo. Education and culture has nothing to do with your generalization. It is primarily people's own preference to not wash their hands after taking a dump. Iran isn't the solitary country where people wash their hands after using the loo. – DumbCoder Mar 16 '16 at 8:49
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it doesn't seem to be about traveling. Random musings about cultural differences between countries do not become travel questions simply because it is possible for someone to travel between the countries in question. – Henning Makholm Mar 16 '16 at 11:04

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