Sex info centres only for under 25s

22nd October 2007, Comments 0 comments

22 October 2007, RIJSWIJK – The Dutch Association of Abortion Doctors is outraged that those over the age of 25 will no longer be able to turn to information centres for sexuality, birth control and abortion, what used to be known as the Rutgers centres.

22 October 2007

RIJSWIJK – The Dutch Association of Abortion Doctors is outraged that those over the age of 25 will no longer be able to turn to information centres for sexuality, birth control and abortion, what used to be known as the Rutgers centres.

The association has sent an angry letter to the standing parliamentary committee on public health, welfare and sport, a spokesperson said on Sunday.

The ministry has decided to focus attention on young people 25 and under as of 1 January 2008. Anyone over 25 will have to go to their GP for "first line" information on these topics.

If the centres for sexuality, birth control and abortion disappear, there will be more pressure on second line healthcare centres like hospitals, the association of doctors insists.

The abortion doctors say that problems can often be dealt with better and more inexpensively at the information centres, and that these centres even help to prevent problems.

People with sexually transmitted diseases or erectile problems will have nowhere to turn but their GP in future. This will also be the case for unwanted pregnancies.

Women who want to have a diaphragm fitted will also be left in the lurch in future as very few GPs are able to do this.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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