Impact of women's empowerment on contraceptive choices: recent evidence on withdrawal use in contemporary Turkey

Dilek Cindoglu, Bilkent University
Ibrahim Sirkeci, European Business School London

The social determinants of withdrawal use and recent trends in Turkey are investigated by analysing the 1998 Turkish Demographic Health Survey. Indicating the widespread use of withdrawal as a method of contraception in Turkey, this study reveals empowerment of women is the key variable while education or profession of men do not significantly influence the usage patterns.

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Presented in Poster Session 1