Some people want to have children, other people do not.

If you do not want to have children, that is fine. Nobody can force you to have children. You have the right to choose. Maybe you want to have children, but you are not ready yet. You can choose when you want to have children.

If you do not (yet) have a desire to have children, use contraception during sexual intercourse. Talk with your partner about it.

Sommige mensen willen kinderen, anderen niet. Praat er met uw partner over

Het is oké als u geen kinderen wilt. Niemand kan u dwingen om kinderen te krijgen. U heeft het recht om te kiezen. Misschien wilt u kinderen, maar bent u er nu nog niet klaar voor. U kunt kiezen wanneer u kinderen wil krijgen.

Als u (nog) geen kinderwens heeft, gebruik anticonceptie bij geslachtsgemeenschap

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Family doctor
You can talk to a family doctor about almost every intimate issue. If necessary the family doctor can refer you to a specialised health professional. Find a family doctor in your neighbourhood:
Community health centre (wijkgezondheidscentrum)
You can visit a family doctor in a community health centre. Other care professionals such as nurses and social workers also work at community health centres. Care is provided free of charge. Find a community health centre in your neighbourhood:
CAW - Centrum Algemeen Welzijn
Centre for general well-being - Help with all kinds of issues: a difficult relationship, medical, financial, administrative, legal or material problems, family problems,... CAWs also provide assistance to victims of violence and abuse. Find a CAW in your neighbourhood:
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