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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 >>

Covid-19 Update From Family Planning

Monday, 30 March 2020, 1:39 pm | Family Planning

We’re open for business - but we’re open differently. That’s the message from Family Planning chief executive Jackie Edmond who says despite lockdown restrictions we’re able to offer a range of services remotely, ensuring vital contraceptive ... More >>

NZ parliamentary group at population summit in Nairobi

Friday, 15 November 2019, 9:30 am | Family Planning

Members of the New Zealand Parliamentarians’ Group on Population and Development (NZPPD), a cross-party parliamentary group that focuses on sexual and reproductive health (SRHR), the rights of women and development issues in the Pacific region, ... More >>

Demand for funded devices puts pressure on appointments

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 2:15 pm | Family Planning

Family Planning says demand for the fully-funded Mirena and Jaydess contraceptive devices is so high that just two days after PHARMAC’s announcement, it is already booking clients into appointments in early 2020. More >>

PHARMAC decision supports equity

Monday, 14 October 2019, 9:42 am | Family Planning

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Research confirms importance of information and education

Friday, 16 August 2019, 9:29 am | Family Planning

Family Planning says new research on the age at which New Zealand girls have their first period confirms how important information and education is for young people - before they enter puberty. More >>

Statement from Family Planning

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 12:05 pm | Family Planning

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Family Planning says law reform is good news/bad news

Monday, 5 August 2019, 11:31 am | Family Planning

The proposed new abortion framework released today by the government is a good news/bad news story, Family Planning says. More >>

Values moved from the 70s - laws should too

Friday, 21 June 2019, 8:45 am | Family Planning

Family Planning welcomes new research from the University of Auckland which shows that New Zealanders are supportive of the right to legal abortion. More >>

Common sense and fact must underpin debate

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 10:41 am | Family Planning

Family Planning says New Zealanders deserve a common sense, rational and medically informed conversation about abortion law reform. More >>

Young people are the world's greatest untapped resource

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 12:28 pm | Family PLanning Association

Recently I was talking with a group of people about the growing issue of internet harassment, and in particular, gender based online abuse. We talked about how online violence directed at women is a symptom of deep-seated gender inequality, and just ... More >>

Working together to deliver quality education

Monday, 15 April 2019, 4:43 pm | Family Planning NZ

Parents, teachers and boards of trustees must work together to ensure delivery of quality relationship and sexuality education (RSE). More >>

Your Galentine's Day top five from Family Planning

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 1:53 pm | Family Planning

Valentine’s Day is a bit of a Hallmark card holiday - you can easily skip it, and in fact many do! If you’re more about celebrating Galentine’s Day we’re with you - we’re big fans at Family Planning. Here’s our list of how you can love ... More >>