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Citation Formats
Z. Sümer, “Gender, Religiosity, Sexual Activity, Sexual Knowledge, and Attitudes Toward Controversial Aspects of Sexuality,” JOURNAL OF RELIGION & HEALTH, pp. 2033–2044, 2015, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: