Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update: We're open for a range of services during the Level 4 lockdown. Use the Ask for an Appointment to get a phone appointment with us during this time. Please note that we will not be offering phone appointments over the Easter Weekend (10-13 April). 

We will be able to help with: emergency contraception prescriptions, contraceptive pill repeats (and some contraceptive pill starts) and abortion information.

If you are due for your depo provera jab or for your implant to be changed, we will give you a prescription for the pill until we're able to do face-to-face appointments again. 

If you have an appointment booked with us in the next month, we will be in touch with you to reschedule.

Due to infection control requirements we are unable to provide any face-to-face consultations in our clinics during the lockdown.

Schools, principals and teachers: Our Navigating the Journey sexuality education resources are available for just $25 (that's half-price) until the end of April. Our resource shop is closed for the duration of the lockdown but these e-resources are available for purchase. 

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Application for Early Medical Abortion licence

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

National News

Family Planning Council has decided to apply to the Abortion Supervisory Committee for a licence to provide an Early Medical Abortion (EMA) service.

President Linda Penno says the decision by the organisation’s governing body reflects its view that Family Planning plays a key role in advocating for better services for women and where appropriate, to be offering these services itself.

“Currently, New Zealand women have inconsistent access to abortion services and in many areas, limited choice about the method of abortion they can access."

"Safe and accessible abortion services are an integral part of good reproductive health care. Applying for this licence is consistent with that philosophy of access and choice,” Ms Penno says.

EMA has made it possible to provide abortions, within the first 9 weeks of pregnancy, without surgery and outside a hospital environment. Family Planning is making the application within New Zealand’s current abortion legislation.

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