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Clinic Services

Family Planning Clinic Services

Family Planning provide a range of services.

 


Contraception

If you need contraception for the first time, want a repeat prescription or think there may be a better option for you – come and talk with our staff who specialise in this field. They can help you choose the contraception that’s best for your age and stage. There are many choices available including:

  • Contraceptive pill
  • Nuva Ring
  • Emergency contraceptive pill (ECP)
  • Contraceptive injections (Depo Provera)
  • Contraceptive implants (Jadelle)
  • Condoms (available from just $5)
  • IUD / IUS (Mirena)
  • Fertility awareness

Checks and treatment for Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs)

Many STIs have no symptoms or signs that you are unwell. If there’s a chance you may have an STI, our staff can help with testing and treatment.

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Emergency contraception

The Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP, also known as the “morning after pill”) can be used after unprotected sex to protect against pregnancy. You can take it up to 72 hours after sex and the sooner you take it the better.

Our staff can supply the ECP and let you know if you should have an STI check or any other treatment to make sure you’re completely safe.

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Pregnancy tests

Think you’re pregnant! Worried you’re pregnant? You can get a reliable pregnancy test, advice and referral for pregnancy care at any of our clinics.

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Pre-pregnancy advice

Make sure you’re in the best possible health and that you’ve got the best advice when you’re planning a pregnancy. Start with a visit to your nearest Family Planning Clinic.

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Fertility services and awareness

Trying for a baby? Want to better understand your menstrual cycle? Our doctors and nurses can help with advice and can arrange initial tests if you’re worried about not conceiving.

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Abortion referrals

Family Planning recognises that women have the right to safe and legal abortion, and advocates for an environment in which women can access services free from unnecessary barriers. If you wish to discuss options, Family Planning staff are able to refer you to a local abortion provider. Early Medical Abortion is available at our Tauranga clinic for women who live within the District Health Board area.

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Cervical Smear Tests

If you’re female and aged between 20 and 70 years, a smear test every three years is your best protection against cervical cancer. Our clinics are linked to the National Cervical Screening Programme so you’ll get reminders.

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Cervical Cancer Vaccine (HPV vaccine)

Some Family Planning clinics offer clients the HPV vaccine which provides protection against the two most common forms of cervical cancer.

The Government-funded programme means young women (New Zealand Residents) can access the three-vaccinations at no cost – as long as they begin the vaccination series before they turn 20.

For women over 20 and non-New Zealand Residents, the three-injection vaccine costs a total of $600.00. ($154.00 for each vaccination plus a $46 consultation fee.)

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Menopause

Talk to our doctors and nurses for help and advice on hot flushes, heavy bleeding and other mid-life issues.

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Gynaecological problems

If you’re experiencing heavy bleeding or pain on intercourse, your first stop should be an appointment at Family Planning. Our staff can refer you to a specialist service if needed.

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Vasectomy

Our doctors use a no-scalpel technique to provide permanent sterilisation for men. Consultations are available at our clinics in Newmarket (Auckland), Lower Hutt and Christchurch.

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Sexual dysfunction/issues

If sex isn’t working well for one or both of you, talk with our staff. They can refer you for specialist treatment for issues such as premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, low/mismatched libido and other sexual issues.

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Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)

We can help with advice and treatment to make your period more manageable if you feel like your moods are out of kilter or your cycle is dominating your life.

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