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Free Resources


These resources are free to download. Some of them are available for bulk purchases in hardcopy by ordering them through our online shop. Contact resource@familyplanning.org.nz for more information about ordering resources.

The resources are grouped in the following categories

Please note: the prescription fee mentioned in many of these resources for condoms has increased to $5.00.

 

O Week 2012

Safer Sex 101 Timetable
A timetable for students to help plan and manage their schedules.
 Safer Sex 101 Timetable (PDF 160kb)


Study Hard, Play Safe
A pamphlet for international students moving to New Zealand to study.
 International Student 'Study Hard, Play Safe' pamphlet (PDF 229kb)

 

Young People


Finding Yourself
This pocket-sized pamphlet was developed for teenage young women who are wondering about their sexual orientation and identity.
Finding Yourself (PDF 500kb)
 

Youth Pamphlets
Colourful, wallet-sized pamphlets aimed at young people.
 Contraception - Youth Pamphlet (PDF 149kb)
 STIs - Youth Pamphlet (PDF 147kb)
 Condoms - Youth Pamphlet (PDF 577kb)
 ECP - Youth Pamphlet (PDF 135kb)


Sex - What's Your Position
A wallet-sized, colourful, fold-out resource with information for young people on consent, contraception, condoms, drugs & alcohol, STI and pregnancy testing, and cervical screening & vaccination.
 Sex - What's Your Position (PDF 360kb)
 

Sex - What's Your Position for Trades (Electrician, Hospitality, I.T.)
A wallet-sized, colourful, fold-out resource with the same information as Sex - What's Your Position resource with a cover panel aimed at young people studying for a trades qualification.
 Trades: Electrician (PDF 606kb)
 Trades: Hospitality (PDF 310kb)
 Trades: I.T. (PDF 470kb)
 

The Man's Manual
A small fold out pamphlet aimed at young men, with information on the law, STIs and consent.
 The Man's Manual (PDF 1.2mb)


Trades: Electrician Card
A resource card containing information about STI testing. The design is based on the Electrical Contractors Association of New Zealand (ECANZ) 'Testing and Visual Checks of Electrical Work' card.
 Trades: Electrician (PDF 105kb)
 

This isn't love, This is control
The pocket sized fold-out resource seeks to reduce violence and abuse. Aimed to challenge young people to think about their own behaviour and that of their partner, to help understand the danger signs of a relationship abuse, and give them the information about where to go for help if they are in a violent relationship. (Hardcopy available)
 This Isn't Love, This Is Control (PDF 2.9mb)
 This Isn't Love, This Is Control - Chinese (PDF 568kb)
 

Purse Pack
A small foldout pamphlet for young women including information on contraception, STIs, and relationship safety. Full colour. (Hardcopy available)
 Purse Pack (PDF 2.8mb)
 

Your Choice
A booklet that aims to give teenagers a comprehensive read as many become sexually active. It is direct, talks about young people's real experiences and covers issues including sex and sexuality, relationships, pressure, and drugs & alcohol. (Hardcopy available)
 Your Choice (PDF 5.66mb)
 

When You're Ready
Easy to read foldout pamphlet for youth with simple messages around relationship issues – self respect; sex; pregnancy; contraception; the ECP and STIs.
 When You're Ready (PDF 3.3mb)
 

Only When You're Ready
Wallet cards targeting 13-16 year old girls. Only available in Chinese language.
 Only When You're Ready (1) - Chinese (PDF 367kb)
 Only When You're Ready (2) - Chinese (PDF 342kb)
 Only When You're Ready (3) - Chinese (PDF 391kb)

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Parents/Carers & Grandparents


Open & Honest
A parents guide to talking with your child about sex and sexuality. A5 booklet is designed to help parents/guardians inform and support their child/tamariki develop the attitudes, skills and behaviours they need to become a healthy, happy and responsible sexual adult. It provides information and techniques for parents to grab the moments that present every day to discuss sex, sexuality and relationships with their children. (Hardcopy available)
 Open & Honest (PDF 5.7mb)
 Open & Honest - Chinese (PDF 3mb)
 

Open & Honest Workbook
An A4 full colour workbook.
 Open & Honest Workbook (PDF 4mb)
 

Ngā Kākano: A whānau guide to talking with your tamariki about sex and sexuality
This booklet is aimed at any whānau with tamariki age between 8-12, it looks at sexuality from a Māori perspective, and gives tips to whānau how to best communicate with their tamariki on this very important, but often uncomfortable subject at an age where there are many changes going on.
Ngā Kākano (PDF 5MB)
 

New Dads
A booklet for Dads-to-be is designed to give new dads a few tips on how to prepare for their new role. It looks at how they might be feeling as they come to grips with the idea of being a dad. It talks about how their relationship might be affected during the pregnancy and after the birth. It also aims to give them some ideas about what they can do to help their partner, and provides a checklist to help prepare for the first few weeks of their baby's life.
New Dads (PDF 7mb)
 

Tihei Mauri Tipu (New Dads in English/Te Reo)
A booklet for for Dads-to-be with content adapted from the New Dads booklet for use by young Maori men. The text is in English with titles and proverbs in Te Reo. 
 Tihei Mauri Tipu (New Dads in English/Te Reo) (PDF 5.22mb) 
 

Q & A
For pubertal-aged young people. Includes physical and emotional changes, reproductive systems, how babies are made, and sensitive handling of sex. (Hardcopy available)
 Q&A (PDF 3.2mb)
 

The Grandparent Pack
A resource for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren with information and updates on talking about sex and relationships, differences in attitudes to teenage sexuality and looks at the what, when and why of sexuality education in schools. 
 The Grandparent Pack (PDF 412kb)

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Adults


Keeping it safe 
A booklet for any woman who has sex with women. A practical guide on reducing risks, and maintaining sexual, reproductive and mental health.
 Keeping it safe (PDF 6mb) 


Life-long sexuality
A pamphlet focusing on sexual health for the over 60s. It covers physical, emotional and social changes associated with sexuality and aging, sexual health maintenance, and issues around new relationships.
 Life-long sexuality (PDF 400kb)
 

Sterilisation
A pamphlet looking at sterilisation as a permanent form of contraception. It looks at tubal ligation for women and vasectomy for men.
 Sterilisation (PDF 491kb)
 

This isn't love, This is control
The pocket sized fold-out resource seeks to reduce violence and abuse. Aimed to challenge young people to think about their own behaviour and that of their partner, to help understand the danger signs of a relationship abuse, and give them the information about where to go for help if they are in a violent relationship. (Hardcopy available)
 This Isn't Love, This Is Control (PDF 3mb)
 This Isn't Love, This Is Control - Chinese (PDF 568kb)


Update Me
Are you female 40+, heterosexual and getting back into dating and relationships? Maybe your marriage or long-term relationship has ended, or maybe you've been single for some time. Whatever your situation, if you find yourself back in the dating game you may need an Upd@te. (Hardcopy available)
 Update me (PDF 3mb)

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Women


Fertility Awareness
A pamphlet for women to increase their awareness of their fertility.
 Fertility Awareness (PDF 724kb)
 

Keeping it safe 
A booklet for any woman who has sex with women. A practical guide on reducing risks, and maintaining sexual, reproductive and mental health.
 Keeping it safe (PDF 5.6mb) 
 

Hormone Therapy
Information about Hormone Therapy (HT) based on results from an American study called the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) as well as some other studies.
 Hormone Therapy (PDF 175kb)
 

Menopause
A pamphlet for women about menopause including the symptoms, hormone therapy, alternative therapies and sex at menopause.
 Menopause (PDF 468kb)
 

Vaginal Discharges
A pamphlet looking at vaginal discharges including what is normal and what isn't as well as common vaginal infections and treatments.

 Vaginal Discharges (PDF 473kb)

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Men


The Man's Manual
A small fold out pamphlet aimed at young men, with information on the law, STIs and consent.
 The Man's Manual (PDF 1.2mb)
 

Vasectomy
Vasectomy is a permanent form of contraception for men. There are now two different methods of vasectomy. The traditional method and the no scalpel method. This pamphlet looks at both.
 Vasectomy (PDF 466kb)
  

Contraception - What Men Should Know
This wallet-sized folding leaflet encourages men to take responsibility for contraception and explains the options available to them.
 Contraception - What Men Should Know (PDF 839kb)

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People with learning disabilities


All About Growing Up
A booklet aimed at young people living with a mild to moderate intellectual disability.
Contains information and activities for families to use with young people about the emotional, physical, and social aspects of puberty.
All About Growing Up (PDF 2.5mb) 


Safe Relationships, Safer Sex
A booklet for use with people with mild to moderate learning disabilities, covering personal and private body parts, places, behaviours, relationship types, and safer sex.
 Safe Relationships, Safer Sex (PDF 1.8mb)
 

Want to know about sex
A booklet for young adults and adults with a mild to moderate intellectual disability. Covers sexual safety and decision-making, undertanding when you're ready, sex and the law, condom use, thinking about pregnancy and avoiding STIs. A5, 13 pages, in colour. (Hardcopy available)
 Want To Know About Sex (PDF 907kb)

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Sexually Transmissible Infections


Sexually Transmitted Infections Chart
An A3 chart which looks at what STIs are, how they are transmitted, what the symptoms and treatments are.
 Sexually Transmissible Infections Chart (PDF 148kb)
 Sexually Transmissible Infection Chart - Chinese (PDF 390kb)


Sexually Transmissible Infections
An pamphlet which looks at what STIs are, how they are transmitted, what the symptoms and treatments are.
 Sexually Transmissible Infections (PDF 489kb)
 Sexually Transmissible Infections - Chinese (PDF 587kb)
 Sexually Transmissible Infections - Maori (PDF 499kb)
 

Vaginal Discharges
A pamphlet looking at vaginal discharges including what is normal and what isn't as well as common vaginal infections and treatments.
 Vaginal Discharges (PDF 473kb)
 

Testing, Testing
A discrete pamphlet that covers basic information about STI testing.
 Testing, Testing (PDF 2mb)

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Contraception


Contraception Chart
An A3 chart covering different methods of contraception, how they work, health concerns, advantages and disadvantages.
 Contraception Chart (PDF 499KB)
 Contraception Chart - Chinese (PDF 820KB)

 
Contraception - Your Choice
A pamphlet which looks at different methods of contraception, how they work, health concerns, advantages and disadvantages.
 Contraception Your Choice (PDF 542KB)
 Contraception Your Choice - Chinese (PDF 645KB)
 


Combined Oral Contraceptive
The combined oral contraceptive pill contains both progestogen and oestrogen. It is a very reliable form of contraception for many women. The pamphlet explains how it works and who it might be suitable for.
 Combined Oral Contraceptive (PDF 207KB) 
 

Blood Clots in Deep Veins and Combined Oral Contraceptive
Blood clots in the deep veins are rare for women who take the Combined Oral Contraceptive pill as long as there are no other health risks.
 Blood Clots in Deep Veins and Combined Oral Contraceptive (PDF 379KB)


Progestogen Only Pill
The progestogen only pill contains progestogen only. This pamphlet explains how the progestogen only pill works and who it might be suitable for.
 Progestogen Only Pill (PDF 728KB)
 

Condoms
A pamphlet looking at condoms for males. Why use a condom? How safe are they? How do you use a condom? What is spermicide? These are some of the questions answered in this pamphlet.
 Condoms (PDF 502KB)
 

Contraceptive Implant
What the implant is and how it works, who can use it, and its advantages and disadvantages.
 Contraceptive Implant (PDF 427KB)
 Instructions if you are having an implant inserted (PDF 95kb)

Depo Provera
This pamphlet looks at Depo Provera which is a contraceptive injection.
 Depo Provera (PDF 773KB)
 

Diaphragms
Diaphragms are a form of contraception. This pamphlet gives information about what they are, how they work, how to use one as well as the advantages and disadvantages of using one.
 Diaphragms (PDF 231KB)
 

Emergency Contraceptive Pill
This pamhplet contains key messages about the Emergency Contraceptive Pill including when to use it, how it works, how soon to take it, how effective it is, side effects and where it is available from.
 Emergency Contraceptive Pill (PDF 1.5MB)

 

Intra Uterine Device (IUD)
An informational pamphlet about the Intra Uterine Device (IUD). An IUD is a form of contraception that a doctor can put into a woman's uterus to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet includes who should and should not use an IUD.
 IUD (Intra Uterine Device) (PDF 1.2MB) 
 Instructions if you are having an IUD inserted (PDF 65kb)

 
Long Acting Reversible Contraception
A pamphlet about Long Acting Reversible Contraception.
 LARC (PDF 567KB)

 

Abortion


Abortion - What You Need To Know
A booklet developed following 2009 research into young people’s knowledge about abortion. It provides information for pregnant young women wanting help to start making decisions. The booklet covers signs of pregnancy, decision making prompts, getting help, the law, types of abortion, access, and risks.
 Abortion - What You Need To Know (PDF 973kb)
 

Instructions-for-use (for Health Professionals)


 IUD Instructions For Use (PDF 638KB)
 Emergency Contraceptive Pill Instructions For Use (PDF 977KB)
 Emergency Contraceptive Pill Instuctions For Use - Chinese (PDF 249KB) 
 Progestogen Only Pill Instuctions For Use (PDF 673KB)
 Continuous Pill Taking Instructions For Use (PDF 991KB)
 Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill Instructions For Use (PDF 1.6MB) 
 Chlamydia Information Pad (PDF 50KB)
 Chlamydia Information Pad - Chinese (PDF 322KB)
 

Clinical Services


Clinical Services
A pamphlet outlining the services Family Planning offers at our clinics throughout the country.
 Clinic Services (PDF 208kb)

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Download Contraception for Men resource