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Table 5 Reasons women were excluded by GPs in 2000, and reasons women who were invited to attend PCC in 2000 were not interested in PCC, both correlated with the pregnancies occurring in these groups within one year.

From: Preconception counselling initiated by general practitioners in the Netherlands: reaching couples contemplating pregnancy [ISRCTN53942912]

  Number of women Pregnancies within one year
Reasons for exclusion   
   Completed family 357 (23%) 2 (15%)
   Uterus extirpation 3 (0%) 0 (0%)
   Sterilisation (either women or men) 16 (1%) 0 (0%)
   Not speaking Dutch 313 (20%) 2 (15%)
   Sub-fertility or infertility 27 (2%) 1 (8%)
   Pregnant 24 (2%) 1 (8%)
   Definitive social circumstances 172 (11%) 3 (23%)
   Temporary social circumstances 288 (19%) 3 (23%)
   Not (sexually) active 328 (21%) 0 (0%)
   Earlier participation in PCC 7 (1%) 0 (0%)
   Other 1 (0%) 1 (8%)
Reasons for not being interested   
   No partner 20 (3%) 0 (0%)
   No current desire for children, or no desire for more children 553 (67%) 5 (20%)
   Pregnant 32 (4%) 3 (12%)
   Already well informed 86 (10%) 9 (36%)
   Moved 15 (2%) 0 (0%)
   Infertile (intentionally or unintentionally) 7 (1%) 0 (0%)
   Other 38 (5%) 3 (12%)
   No reason given 63 (8%) 5 (20%)
  1. As the general practitioner did not always indicate a reason for exclusion, this is often missing.