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7th Congress of Reproductive Health and Family Planning - Turkey

04/25/2011

Gynuity was invited to organize a panel on the uptake of medical abortion at the Turkish Society of Family Planning’s biennial conference which occurred April 22-25. In Turkey, abortion is legal through 21 weeks’ gestation. Mifepristone is not registered in Turkey, so mifepristone medical abortion in not practiced. The panel was intended to provide a brief explanation of medical abortion, followed by descriptions of the process of introducing medical abortion methods in different regions, such as USA, Western Europe with an emphasis on France, Eastern Europe, and Tunisia. The session concluded with report of results from a recent multicenter study conducted in Turkey, Tunisia and Moldova.