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Health Practices: Turkey
(1,588 words)

Health is a social phenomenon and health-related issues have an effect on the socioeconomic and cultural environment of any society. Health practices, then, need to be evaluated within a framework that takes economic, political, and cultural conditions into consideration. This relationship works both ways. “Being healthy” requires not only access to health services but also a lifestyle that has th…

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Hamzaoğlu, Onur, “Health Practices: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 21 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0175e>
First published online: 2009

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