The body of each woman looks different. There are no rules about what a woman’s body should look like. Bodies can differ in, for example:

Different women’s bodies: the body of each woman looks different.

Some women shave their pubic hair and body hair, others do not. This is a choice.

The way the body looks is not important for the way it functions.

Het lichaam van elke vrouw is anders. Er zijn geen regels over hoe een vrouwenlichaam eruit moet zien. Het kan verschillen in, bijvoorbeeld: 

  • huidskleur;
  • algemene vorm;
  • borsten;
  • gewicht;
  • lengte;
  • vulva;
  • hoeveelheid en kleur van schaamhaar en lichaamsbeharing. 
Verschillende vrouwenlichamen: het lichaam van elke vrouw is anders.

Sommige vrouwen scheren hun schaamhaar en lichaamsbeharing, andere niet. Dit is een keuze

Hoe het lichaam eruitziet heeft geen invloed op de manier waarop het werkt.

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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:
Gynaecologist
In Belgium, you can make an appointment directly with the gynaecologist without a referral from your family doctor. However, your family doctor can help you find a gynaecologist.
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