Gynecological examinations for social and legal reasons in turkey: Hospital data

Alkan N., Baksu A., Basa B., Goker N.

CROATIAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.43, ss.338-341, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.338-341


Aim. Women in Turkey are subjected to gynecologic examinations not only for legal reasons, such as sexual assault or violence against pregnant women, but also for various social reasons, such as suspicions of premarital intercourse, prostitution, loss of virginity, and pregnancy at the time of entering into a new marriage. The examinations are performed by general practitioners, forensic physicians, and gynecologists. This study presents social reasons for gynecologic examinations of women in Turkey.