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Health Education: Turkey
(1,148 words)

The health problems that women in Turkey face most frequently and that relate to the high rates of mortality and disability are often preventable diseases. For instance, the number of teenagers (15–19) who are mothers is still very high. The rate of using any contraceptive method is 64 percent, while the rate of modern methods is 38 percent. Four of every ten women have abortions because they do not want to have another child. The rate of consanguineous marriage varies between 20 and 25 percent.…

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Özkan, Özlem, “Health Education: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0171d>
First published online: 2009

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