The knowledge and perceptions of the first year medical students of an International University on family planning and emergency contraception in Nicosia (TRNC)

Asut O., Ozenli O., Gur G., Deliceo E., Cagin B., Korun O., ...More

BMC WOMENS HEALTH, vol.18, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s12905-018-0641-x
  • Journal Name: BMC WOMENS HEALTH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Keywords: Family planning, Emergency contraception, Medical students, Knowledge, Perception
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Informing the individuals on family planning including emergency contraception is a significant step for preventing unintended pregnancies. Although there is a number of studies on family planning and emergency contraception globally and in Turkey, no such data are available in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. The objective of this study was to evaluate the knowledge and perceptions on family planning and emergency contraception of the first year students of an international medical school in Nicosia, Northern Cyprus and to increase awareness for developing new policies on the issue.