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. 

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) for the school holidays. Our resource shop is closed for the duration of the lockdown but these e-resources are available for purchase. 

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Contraception guidance for clinicians

Friday, March 27, 2020

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Family Planning has developed guidance for clinicians about the provision of contraception during a pandemic lockdown.

National Medical Advisor Dr Beth Messenger says the guidance is based on guidelines developed by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health in the United Kingdom – but have been adapted to suit New Zealand contraception usage and availability.

“There will be ongoing need for contraception during the lockdown, just as there is during any other emergency, and we hope our guidance will be of assistance to GPs and others who are not regularly prescribing contraception,” Dr Messenger says.

“People are concerned about managing pregnancy risk and we want to support our clinical colleagues to provide these services, especially when we know many of them will be working as we are, offering services remotely.  They can be reassured that providing progestogen only pill is a really safe option within minimal assessment for the majority of women.”

Read the guidance. https://www.familyplanning.org.nz/advice/covid-19-contraception-information-for-clinicians

 

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