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[e-drug] Turkey bans safe abortion medicines from pharmacies (2)

E-DRUG: Turkey bans safe abortion medicines from pharmacies (2)
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Dear colleagues

It's not a total ban [on misoprotol in Turkey]; but limiting its use by 
hospital pharmacies, which is nearly equal to a ban in practice. MoH issued a 
circular on July 9, stating that pharmacies should send all drugs containing 
misoprostol back to drug depots. The only place that misoprostol will be 
available will be hospital pharmacies. It is not possible to get it from 
pharmacies anymore. MoH didn't officially state any kind of justification for 
this policy, which clearly violates women's right to control own bodies and 
reproductive rights.

Murat Civaner

Uludag University School of Medicine
Department of Medical Ethics
Bursa, Turkey
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