Protected & Proud
Accurate and unbiased information on contraception options and access to services in Te Moana ā Toi (Bay of Plenty) for when you need it
The most effective form of contraception
Fit & Forget is FREE*
Available at a range of healthcare providers across the Bay of Plenty. Fit & Forget contraception is suitable for all ages and includes, Implants (Jadelle) and IUDs (Mirena, Jaydess & Copper).
*To find out if you are eligible for free services, see Eligibility section below.
Fit & Forget
Implant - Jadelle
Two small, flexible plastic rods that are placed just under the skin in the upper arm. The implant releases the hormone progestogen to control fertility.
HORMONES | LASTS UP TO 5 YEARS | PLACED IN THE ARM | EFFECTIVE IN 7 DAYS
Hormonal IUD - Mirena | Jaydess
A Hormonal IUD is a small, T-shaped plastic device, which contains the hormone progestogen to control your fertility. The device is put into the uterus (womb).
HORMONES | LASTS FROM 3 TO 5 YEARS | PLACED IN THE UTERUS | EFFECTIVE IN 7 DAYS
Non-Hormonal IUD - Copper
A non-hormonal (Copper) IUD is a small, T-shaped plastic device which contains copper. It is put into the uterus (womb). A Copper IUD does not contain hormones. The copper IUD can also be used as an Emergency Contraception.
LASTS FROM 5 TO 10 YEARS | PLACED IN THE UTERUS | EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY | EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION – UP TO 5 DAYS AFTER SEX
Injection - Depo Provera
The injection contains the hormone progestogen. The injection is up to 99% effective if you have injections on time.
HORMONES | LASTS UP TO 3 MONTHS | INJECTION IN THE UPPER ARM OR BUTTOCK | EFFECTIVE WITHIN 7 DAYS
The Pill - Combined | Progestogen-Only Pill (The Mini Pill)
There are two types of ‘pill’, the combined pill contains two hormones similar to those produced naturally by the body; progestogen and oestrogen. The Progestogen-Only Pill contains only progestogen.
HORMONES | TAKE EVERY DAY | EFFECTIVE WITHIN 7 DAYS
Condoms - Female Condom, Internal | Male Condom
There are two types of condom for female and male. The female condom lines the vagina (internal) to protect against unwanted pregnancy and STIs. The male condom is placed over the penis. Condoms prevent pregnancy by keeping sperm from entering the vagina.
PUT ON BEFORE SEX | CAN ONLY BE USED ONCE
Where to go
Find your nearest service provider.
What Services are FREE?
The Ministry of Health are funding specific contraception services for FREE* for wāhine to help improve access to the most effective forms of contraception – Implant and IUD. This is in addition to other services that are available in the community through Sexual Health Clinics and Family Planning.
Services that are covered under this agreement and free of charge to wāhine, includes:
- FREE Contraception consultation with a trained healthcare professional to discuss all contraception options for you to choose the best option for you
- FREE Appointment time to insert and/or remove either an Implant or IUD device (this may vary depending on the contraception and/or the provider)
- NO costs for either the Implant or IUD device
*SERVICES AND FEES MAY VARY AT THE DISCRETION OF THE PROVIDER. PLEASE ENSURE TO ASK YOUR PROVIDER.
Who is eligible?
All wāhine living in Te Moana a Toi (Bay of Plenty) are able to access contraception services at a range of service providers. To be ELIGIBLE** for free contraception services funded by the Ministry of Health under this agreement, you must be able to select any ONE from the criteria below:
- Under 26 years old;
- or Māori or Pacific;
- or live in a quintile 5 area;
- or hold a community services card (CSC);
- or service user of Mental Health & Addiction Services;
- or at high risk of unplanned pregnancy and poor health and social outcomes.
Ask your service provider to see if you are eligible to access funding. If you are not eligible, fees will be determined by the provider.
**ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN DEFINED BY THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH. ELIGIBILITY AND FEES WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE PROVIDER AND MAY VARY AT THE DISCRETION OF THE PROVIDER. PLEASE ENSURE TO ASK YOUR PROVIDER PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT.
Who is eligible for free services.