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New Survey Shows The Need To Remove Barriers To Sexually Transmitted Infection (STIs) Prevention For Women And Girls

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 8:49 am | Family Planning

A new survey from Family Planning shows that in a health system under pressure, we need to remove barriers for people getting STI tests and information and ensure women and girls are not overlooked in STI prevention initiatives. The survey of over ... More >>

Nurse Pay Gap Closes Family Planning Clinics

Wednesday, 27 September 2023, 7:45 pm | Family Planning NZ

This is what a pay gap for nurses looks like at Family Planning. A closed clinic with no clients and no staff to see them even if they did turn up. This isn’t a small clinic in a provincial town - this is the waiting room of our Wellington Clinic ... More >>

Pay Gap Crippling Essential Community Health Care

Wednesday, 27 September 2023, 7:43 pm | Family Planning NZ

A dozen of Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading primary, community, and telehealth care organisations have come together, calling on political parties to commit to pay parity for their nursing and health care workers. "Collectively we represent services ... More >>

Budget - Removing Prescription Fee Welcomed

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 2:47 pm | Family Planning

Removing the $5 prescription fee (as announced in today's budget) is a positive move - especially for young people accessing contraceptives, Family Planning chief executive Jackie Edmond says. "For young people in particular, a prescription ... More >>

Research Shows Too Many Barriers To Teaching Relationships And Sexuality Education (RSE) In Schools

Wednesday, 30 November 2022, 1:36 pm | Family Planning

New research shows that lack of time and lack of subject status for relationships and sexuality education are significant barriers in New Zealand schools, with many young people not receiving the 12-15 hours of RSE recommended by the Ministry of ... More >>

Family Planning & ASMS behind fully integrated abortion

Monday, 27 June 2022, 1:31 pm | Family Planning

Family Planning and the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists - Toi Mata Hauora say if one thing can be learned from the overturning of Roe v Wade it is that access to safe abortion and contraceptive care must be embedded as a core service within ... More >>

Call For Minister To Reconsider Fast-track Residence Pathway For Nurses

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 12:37 pm | Family Planning

Whānau Āwhina Plunket and Family Planning New Zealand call on Immigration Minister to reconsider fast-tracked residence pathway Whānau Āwhina Plunket and Family Planning New Zealand are disappointed that overseas nurses have been left of the fast tracked ... More >>

Attitude To Abortion Standout In Gender Equality Survey

Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 7:18 pm | Family Planning

Jackie Edmond, chief executive, Family Planning: - Congratulations to the National Council of Women for publishing the third gender equality survey. - The information gathered through this survey is important for measuring how we are progressing on ... More >>

30 Years Of 16 Days And We Are Still Fighting The Scourge Of Violence Against Women In The Pacific

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 3:21 pm | Family Planning

As the annual 16 Days of Activism against violence against women and girls (VAWG) begins, a New Zealand Parliamentarians group call for greater efforts to combat violence against women and girls in our region, which must be led by our Pacific partners. ... More >>

Sex And Contraception: Why People Still Value Family Planning After 85 Years

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 6:25 am | Family Planning NZ

A new survey by Family Planning confirms that for young people’s sexual health, what matters most is access to low cost, non-judgemental experts. The survey released to mark our 85th birthday today, confirms our relevance decades after a group of ... More >>

Court Ruling A Victory For Common Sense

Friday, 24 September 2021, 2:34 pm | Family Planning

Great news and a victory for common sense and for people seeking abortion services. That's the response from Family Planning to a High Court decision today where a group of health professionals opposed to abortion have lost a court case over whether their ... More >>

New Research Shows Providing Contraception Is More Complex Today Than It Was A Decade Ago

Friday, 30 July 2021, 8:57 am | Family Planning

Te Whāriki Takapou and Family Planning New Zealand welcome new research exploring how contraceptive provision has changed among Family Planning clients over the past decade. Family Planning employees and the Chief Executive of Te Whāriki Takapou ... More >>

Funding Boost Welcomed

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 4:08 pm | Family Planning

Family Planning has welcomed the funding boost announced in today’s budget saying it’s good news for our clients and and is an explicit acknowledgement of our work as Aotearoa New Zealand’s only national provider of sexual and reproductive health ... More >>

Sexist And Racist Comments Appalling, But Not Surprising

Tuesday, 4 May 2021, 9:16 am | Family Planning

Family Planning says it is appalled, but not surprised, at sexist and racist comments on Minister Kiritapu Allan’s social media feed. "As a sexual and reproductive health provider we know that double standards around sexual behaviour continue. Men’s ... More >>

Honour Project Aotearoa Online Launch

Thursday, 5 November 2020, 8:25 am | Family Planning

Aotearoa’s first Takatāpui and Māori LGBTQI+ study of health and wellbeing finds that improving health outcomes for Takatāpui and Māori LGBTQI- plus peoples will require our country to do more to reduce discrimination in health services and in ... More >>

Pill Supply Issues

Friday, 9 October 2020, 11:37 am | Family Planning

Supply of at least four commonly used contraceptive pills is about to run out - leaving many people without their first choice contraception option. Supplies of Brevinor, Brevinor 1/28, Norimin and Necon are not expected to be restored until ... More >>

25 Per Cent Not Using Preferred Contraception

Friday, 25 September 2020, 7:56 am | Family Planning

One in four survey respondents not using their preferred contraception A quarter of New Zealanders surveyed are not using their preferred contraceptive method, a new survey by Family Planning reveals. The results of the survey are being released ... More >>

Guidelines Need Implementation To Make Meaningful Change

Tuesday, 8 September 2020, 4:11 pm | Family Planning

Family Planning says the release of the new sexuality education guidelines today is welcome - but without nationally consistent implementation, our young people are not being well-served. Chief executive Jackie Edmond says we’ve had guidelines ... More >>

One-off Funding Welcome

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 11:27 am | Family Planning

Family Planning has welcomed the one-off funding support announced today which will be directed to initiatives to reduce waiting times for clients. "We are very grateful for the $427,000 announced today by Minister Genter," Family Planning ... More >>

Primary Health Care And Equity Front And Centre Of Report

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 1:48 pm | Family Planning

Putting primary health care and equity at the centre of the Health and Disability System Review is a real positive of the report, Family Planning says. As a provider of primary health care, we appreciate how important population and public health ... More >>





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