Country of Operation
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
- Family planning and reproductive health
SummaryDKT-Turkey is a social marketing enterprise with a mission to provide family planning services and prevent HIV/AIDS transmissions. DKT’s decision to establish a program in Turkey was based on the country’s high rates of unintended pregnancies and abortion.
The goal of the program is to increase access and affordability to contraception.
Key program components
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 percent. Still, the high price of commercial condoms may be contributing to a low usage rate of modern contraceptives and continued reliance on traditional methods, especially withdrawal. The goal of DKT-Turkey is to increase condom availability and reduce condom prices in the commercial sector and to become a self-sustaining enterprise.
Recently, DKT began marketing two lines of affordable condoms in Turkey along with innovative educational campaigns to promote their use. In addition, DKT-Turkey markets a female condom and a line of lubricants, which reduces the risk of HIV/AIDS. In 2014, DKT sold nearly 6.1 million condoms and 27,000 IUDs, which translates into 3182,736 couple years of protection.
- DKT InternationalNot-for-profit
- Ministry of HealthGovernment