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%. However, there is still a high degree of reliance on traditional methods, especially withdrawal, which causes a relatively high rate of unintended pregnancy and abortion.
Founded in 2008, DKT Turkey was founded in 2008 with the 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. DKT Turkey also markets a female condom and a line of lubricants, which reduces the risk of HIV/AIDS transmission. DKT Turkey’s current strategic goals are to increase condom availability throughout the country, reduce condom prices in the commercial sector, and achieve sustainability.
In 2015, DKT sold over 4 million condoms and over 19,000 IUDs, which translates into 127,851 CYPs.
For more information, please contact our country director. You can find their information here.
website: Fiesta Condoms (Turkish)