Marmara University Medical Students' Perception on Sexual Violence against Women and Induced Abortion in Turkey

LÜLECİ N. E., Kaya E., Aslan E., Senkal E. S., Cicek Z. N.

BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.33, no.2, pp.173-180, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/balkanmedj.2015.15230
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.173-180
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Historically, sexual assault is a common issue in Turkey. As doctors are one of the steps to help sexually assaulted women, medical students should have basic knowledge of and sensitivity regarding this subject. Another common women's public health issue is induced abortion. In countries where access to abortion is restricted, there is a tendency towards unhealthy abortion.