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UN recommends abortion be decriminalised

Friday, 25 January 2019, 1:14 pm | Family Planning

The United Nations Human Rights Council has added its voice to the growing groundswell of support for New Zealand removing abortion from the Crimes Act and adopting the Law Commission’s proposed model A . More >>

Porn and teens report should serve as a wake-up call

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 4:12 pm | Family Planning

The Office of Film and Literature Classification’s (OFLC) survey of more than 2000 young people about pornography highlights that sexuality education provides an opportunity for a vital counter-narrative to porn that could reach most young New Zealanders. ... More >>

Family Planning welcomes the Law Commission’s report

Friday, 26 October 2018, 11:08 am | Family Planning

Family Planning welcomes the Law Commission’s report released today which presents three alternative legal models for treating abortion as a health issue. More >>

Reproductive coercion report shows tragic reality of abuse

Monday, 15 October 2018, 8:54 am | Family Planning

Women’s Refuge has published New Zealand’s first ever report on reproductive coercion and Family Planning says the courage of the women who responded to the study needs to be met with an equally courageous response from agencies working in the ... More >>

Family Planning welcomes resolution on sexual health

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 12:46 pm | Family Planning

Family Planning New Zealand is thrilled with a landmark resolution which recognises the need for comprehensive sexuality education, and accessible sexual healthcare and services, including safe abortion. More >>

World Contraception Day Highlights Inequities

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 12:00 pm | Family Planning

Today the New Zealand Parliamentarians’ Group on Population and Development (NZPPD) celebrates World Contraception Day. This day serves to increase awareness of contraceptive methods and highlight the benefits of family planning. More >>

No equality without sexual and reproductive health

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 8:42 am | Family Planning NZ

As New Zealand celebrates the milestone of 125 years of Women’s Suffrage, Family Planning says sexual and reproductive health and rights must be at the centre of discussions about gender equality. More >>

Family Planning calls for action

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 12:53 pm | Family Planning

Family Planning hopes a new report on relationship and sexuality education will finally be enough to spur on action. More >>

Family Planning concerned by Mates and Dates programme

Friday, 3 August 2018, 1:51 pm | Family Planning NZ

Family Planning Chief Executive Jackie Edmond says ACCs decision, without consultation, to fund an isolated, stand-alone relationships and consent programme is disappointing. More >>

Cross-party group marks World Population Day

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 1:50 pm | Family Planning NZ

This Wednesday (11 July) is World Population Day. The theme this year is “Family planning is a human right”. More >>

A Family Planning Film Fundraiser: Girl Rising

Thursday, 5 October 2017, 5:24 pm | Family Planning

Family Planning is hosting a film screening of Girl Rising to raise awareness of the impact of education on girls’ and women’s health and lives. More >>

Highlighting LARCs On World Contraception Day

Tuesday, 26 September 2017, 8:47 am | Family Planning NZ

Long-acting reversible contraceptives – or LARCs – are quietly revolutionising the way people manage their fertility. Unfortunately not everyone can afford them. More >>

Abortion report calls for legislation review

Friday, 3 February 2017, 12:15 pm | Family Planning

The Abortion Supervisory Committee (ASC) has released its annual report today with a call for the 40 year old legislation which governs New Zealand’s abortion services to be reviewed. More >>

Pacific parliamentary leaders strengthen commitments to SDGs

Friday, 30 September 2016, 2:40 pm | Family Planning

Representatives and parliamentary leaders from Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and New Zealand met in Wellington this week (28-29 September) for a workshop on prioritising sexual and reproductive ... More >>

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the SDG

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 2:35 pm | Family Planning

More than 30 delegates, including key leaders and parliamentarians, from 10 Pacific countries will be at the New Zealand Parliament next week. More >>

Support for all Maori women

Thursday, 4 August 2016, 11:17 am | Family Planning

Te Whāriki Takapou Chief Executive, Alison Green says her organisation supports all Māori women, regardless of age, to access an abortion with the knowledge that their health information will be confidential as required by the Privacy Act 1993 ... More >>

New STI data

Friday, 11 December 2015, 1:46 pm | Family Planning NZ

New STI data provides further evidence of inequitable sexual and reproductive health outcomes, Family Planning says. More >>

Pacific Parliamentarians in NZ next week

Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 9:19 am | Family Planning NZ

Parliamentarians from five Pacific nations and the head of the world’s second largest NGO will meet in Wellington on 29 June to consider how to better involve boys and men in sexual and reproductive health in the Pacific. More >>

Sexuality education guidelines

Friday, 29 May 2015, 10:28 am | Family Planning

New sexuality education guidelines released yesterday are directly linked to the New Zealand Curriculum. This connection is applauded by Family Planning which says the guidelines provide much needed support to school boards, principals, and teachers ... More >>

New UNFPA report links progress and power to young people

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 1:42 pm | Family Planning

A UN report launched today calls for investment in young people as they are essential to social and economic progress. More >>