Abstract


A SYMBOLIC APPROACH TO TRADITIONAL BELIEVE AND PRACTICES ABOUT GENDER DETERMINATION IN ISPARTA REGION
The purpose of the study is identified traditional beliefs and practices that determine the gender of the baby before pregnancy and estimate during pregnancy in Isparta area and assessed similarities and differences the beliefs and practices in other regions. To this end, is a prepared interview form consist of open-ended questions. It is interviewed 23 females who have treated in Suleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology about traditional methods of gender determination before pregnancy and gender estimation during pregnancy. The information obtained in these negotiations is categorized and compared with traditional medicine practice in various regions of Anatolia. It is determined that some of traditional practices used in Isparta area are similar to the other regions and common beliefs and practices, but some practices are unique to this area.

Keywords
Traditional Belief and Practice, Gender Determination, Gender Estimation