There are a range of services and support organisations concerned with sexual health, such as:
- Pregnancy: Are you unexpectedly pregnant? Support is offered by FIOM(opens in a new tab), an organisation that provides neutral information about your options in the case of unplanned pregnancy.
- Abortion: Abortion is legal in the Netherlands and is covered by the Dutch basic health insurance. Before you go to an abortion clinic, you need a referral from your general practitioner. There is also a five-day waiting period, which begins after you receive the referral from the general practitioner. Are you 16 days or less late? Then you do not have an obligatory reflection period. The cost of an abortion is between €500 and €650. If you have the EHIC or foreign health insurance, you must pay the bill yourself and send a claim to the insurance company in your home country for reimbursement. You can get an abortion here(opens in a new tab).
- Sexually transmitted infections/HIV: If you are needing to be tested for an STD or HIV, you can either ask your general practitioner for a test or take one anonymously at the GGD(opens in a new tab) (public health service).
- Sexual assault: if you have experienced sexual assault and need immediate help you can call the Centrum Seksueel Geweld/Sexual Violence Center(opens in a new tab) on 0800-0188. If you want to report a sexual assault you can contact the police's sexual offence department on 09 8844.
- Victim Support: If you have experienced a traumatic situation and need help, then you can contact Victim Support on 116-006.