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===Laws & Social Stigmas===
 
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In Turkey, you do not need a prescription to purchase birth control. While President Erdogan made headlines by advising Muslim families to avoid birth control in May 2016, birth control is still widely used. According to one study, it is estimated that [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prevalence_of_birth_control 48% of Turkish women are using a modern contraceptive ]. According to a 1998 study, 63.9% of women practiced some form of birth control, with 4.4% on the pill, 19.8% with IUD and 24.4% practicing the pull-out method (Source: [http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0193123.html Infoplease]).
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In Turkey, you do not need a prescription to purchase birth control. While President Erdogan made headlines by advising Muslim families to avoid birth control in May 2016, birth control is still widely used. According to one study, it is estimated that 48% of Turkish women are using a modern contraceptive.<ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prevalence_of_birth_control Prevalence of Birth Control Wikipedia Article]</ref> According to a 1998 study, 63.9% of women practiced some form of birth control, with 4.4% on the pill, 19.8% with IUD and 24.4% practicing the pull-out method.<ref>[http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0193123.html Infoplease data on contraceptive use]</ref>
    
===What to Get & Where to Get It===
 
===What to Get & Where to Get It===
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==Emergency Contraception==
 
==Emergency Contraception==
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'''Important Note:''' The earlier you take emergency contraception, the more effectively it will work. Take it as soon as possible.
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'''Important Note:''' The earlier you take emergency contraception, the more effectively it will work. After you have unprotected sex, take it as soon as possible.
    
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In Turkey, you do not need a prescription to purchase emergency contraception, and there is no age restriction. It is generally easy to purchase in pharmacies. However, according to a 2008 study, only 29.1% of Turkish women of reproductive age were aware of emergency contraception and only 2.3% had practiced it: [http://www.cecinfo.org/country-by-country-information/status-availability-database/countries/turkey/ link to study by International Consortium of Emergency Contraception].
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In Turkey, you do not need a prescription to purchase emergency contraception, and there is no age restriction. It is generally easy to purchase in pharmacies. However, according to a 2008 study, only 29.1% of Turkish women of reproductive age were aware of emergency contraception and only 2.3% had practiced it.<ref>[http://www.cecinfo.org/country-by-country-information/status-availability-database/countries/turkey/ link to study by International Consortium of Emergency Contraception]</ref>
    
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Most pharmacies should have emergency contraception. For progestin only, they typically sell NorLevo .75 mg (take 2 pills within 120 hours). As another option, some people take Lo/Ovral, Lo-Femenal pr Microgynon 21 according to the following instructions: 4 pills within 120 hours after unprotected sex and take 4 more pills 12 hours later. Another option is Miranova according to the instructions: Take 5 pills within 120 hours after unprotected sex and take 5 more pills 12 hours later. Source: Princeton Emergency Contraceptive Website (http://ec.princeton.edu/).
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Most pharmacies should have emergency contraception. For progestin only, they typically sell NorLevo .75 mg (take 2 pills within 120 hours). As another option, some people take Lo/Ovral, Lo-Femenal pr Microgynon 21 according to the following instructions: 4 pills within 120 hours after unprotected sex and take 4 more pills 12 hours later. Another option is Miranova according to the instructions: Take 5 pills within 120 hours after unprotected sex and take 5 more pills 12 hours later.<ref>[http://ec.princeton.edu/ Princeton Emergency Contraceptive Website]</ref>
    
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While cervical screenings are common in Turkey, a July 2016 Hurriyet article claimed that [http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/pap-smear-cervical-screening-remains-taboo-in-turkey.aspx?pageID=238&nID=66607&NewsCatID=373 "cervical screening remains taboo in Turkey." ]
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While cervical screenings are common in Turkey, a July 2016 Hurriyet article claimed that "cervical screening remains taboo in Turkey."<ref>[http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/pap-smear-cervical-screening-remains-taboo-in-turkey.aspx?pageID=238&nID=66607&NewsCatID=373 Hurriyet Article on Cervical Cancer Remaining Taboo in Turkey]</ref>
    
===What to Get & Where to Get It===
 
===What to Get & Where to Get It===
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* Sosyalist Feminist Kolektif/Socialist Feminist Collective - Address: Katip Çelebi Mah. Tel sok. No: 20/3, Beyoğlu-İstanbul, Turkey, Phone 0090 212 243 4993, E-Mail: sosyalistfeministkolektif@gmail.com, Website: http://sosyalistfeministkolektif.org
 
* Sosyalist Feminist Kolektif/Socialist Feminist Collective - Address: Katip Çelebi Mah. Tel sok. No: 20/3, Beyoğlu-İstanbul, Turkey, Phone 0090 212 243 4993, E-Mail: sosyalistfeministkolektif@gmail.com, Website: http://sosyalistfeministkolektif.org
 
* Kadının İnsan Hakları Projesi (Women for Women’s Human Rights) - "an independent women’s non-governmental organization (NGO) that aims to promote women’s human rights, equality and non-discrimination in Turkey and on the international level." Address: Inonu Cad. Saadet Apt. No: 37/6, Gumussuyu 80090, Istanbul, Turkey, Phone: 0090 212 251 00 29, Fax: 0090 212 251 00 65, E-mail: wwhrist@superonline.com, Website: http://www.wwhr.org
 
* Kadının İnsan Hakları Projesi (Women for Women’s Human Rights) - "an independent women’s non-governmental organization (NGO) that aims to promote women’s human rights, equality and non-discrimination in Turkey and on the international level." Address: Inonu Cad. Saadet Apt. No: 37/6, Gumussuyu 80090, Istanbul, Turkey, Phone: 0090 212 251 00 29, Fax: 0090 212 251 00 65, E-mail: wwhrist@superonline.com, Website: http://www.wwhr.org
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