The Effects of Reproductive Right Policies on Women’s Experience of Egg and Embryo Freezing Process in Turkey

Studies and analyses of reproduction policies are wrought with ambiguities in Turkey due to continuous changes within the legal framework. The aim of the study the effects of reproductive rights policies on women’s experience of egg and embryo freezing process in Turkey. In order to answer the research problem of the study, qualitative research is used as a tool. Semi- structured in depth interviews were conducted with 18 women who either freeze their eggs or freeze their embryos, regardless of women’s reasons for freezing. Thematic analysis employed as a method to research on women’s narratives and experiences. Thus, the snowball sampling technique and purposive sampling was used to determine participants for the study. ‘Dedoose’, a web based qualitative data analyzing program, is used for data management and analyzing purposes.


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Citation Formats
C. D. ARSLAN, “The Effects of Reproductive Right Policies on Women’s Experience of Egg and Embryo Freezing Process in Turkey,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2022.