Turkey

146,437 CYPs in 2013

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  • Turkey has long been involved in efforts to improve maternal and child health. Turkey legalized family planning education and the provision of contraception in the mid-1960s and legalized abortion and sterilization in 1983.

    Turkey’s family planning programs are relatively advanced and have helped the country achieve a contraceptive prevalence rate of 64 percent. However, there is still a high degree of reliance on traditional methods, especially withdrawal.

      Most Turkish couples want small families. Yet the high rate of failure rate of Turkey’s most popular method – a pregnancy rate of 33 percent associated with withdrawal – combined with the desire for smaller families has resulted in high rates of unintended pregnancy and abortion. Twenty-seven percent of Turkish woman have had one or two abortions.

      Founded in 2008, DKT Turkey is a social marketing enterprise with a mission to prevent unwanted pregnancies and HIV/AIDS. DKT’s decision to establish a program in Turkey was based on the country’s high rates of unintended pregnancies and abortion, a low usage rate of modern contraceptives, and a high-priced commercial condom market.

      Recently, DKT began marketing two lines of condoms in Turkey along with innovative educational campaigns to promote their use. In addition, DKT Turkey markets a female condom and a line of lubricants, which reduces the risk of HIV/AIDS. The goal of DKT Turkey is to increase condom availability and reduce condom prices in the commercial sector and to become a self-sustaining enterprise.

      In 2013, DKT sold over 5 million condoms, which translates into 146,437 CYPs.

      For more information, please contact our country director. You can find their information here

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      Director: Yakup Aydogan
      Address: DKT International Istanbul, Zerdergan Sokak No. 4/2, 34467 Emirgan, Sariyer, Istanbul, Turkey
      Tel: 90-212-229-0973
      Fax: 90-212-229-0992
      E-mail: yakup@dktinternational.org

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