Working conditions and the services provided of teratogenicity information services in Turkey and the world Türkiye’de ve dünyada teratojenite bilgi servislerinin çalışma koşulları ve sağladıkları hizmetler

ÇELİKER A., Göçer M.

Hacettepe University Journal of the Faculty of Pharmacy, vol.41, no.2, pp.102-116, 2021 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Journal Name: Hacettepe University Journal of the Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.102-116
  • Keywords: Drug counseling during pregnancy, ENTIS, OTIS, Teratogenicity, Teratogenicity counseling services
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021, Hacettepe University, Faculty of Pharmacy. All rights reserved.The frequency of drug use during pregnancy and increased drug diversity increased the risk of teratogenicity. Since ethical reasons complicates the process of obtain-ing and evaluating the correct information in pregnant women, the collection regu-larly and protection carefully of obtained data is of utmost importance. Studies on these data should be conducted, and pregnant women and physicians should be guided by this information. The anxiety that started in pregnant women and physicians after the thalidomide disaster experienced in the 1960s caused a need for counseling more detailed and this process resulted in the establishment of teratology information and/or counseling services. These services have increased considerably in terms of number and have improved in terms of functioning. The aim of this review is to submit a compilation related to the literature regarding the history, working conditions and services they provide of Turkish and the world teratogenicity consultancy services.