A study of contesting discourses of sexual and reproductive health care policies in Turkey in a comparative perspective: Whose welfare and rights are represented?
- Funder: British Academy (Newton Mobility Grant)
- Principal Applicant: Dr Volkan Yilmaz
- Co-researcher: Dr Paul Willis
- Research Centre: Centre for Research in Health and Social Care
This research project is a preliminary study aiming to explore the contesting discourses of sexual and reproductive health care services in Turkey in the last decade and compare them with those in England and Wales. Main research questions are as follows: What social and moral discourses underpin and inform sexual and reproductive health care policy in Turkey? Whose welfare and rights are represented and whose are excluded in the identification of priority groups and user groups? How does this compare to the discourses and policy drivers informing sexual and reproductive health policy in England and Wales? The study has three major components: reviewing policy documents, identifying and mapping stakeholders involved in this policy domain and reviewing as well as analyzing public statements of stakeholders on changes in sexual and reproductive health care policies.