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World Contraception Day – 26 September 2020

Let’s Start a Contraceptive Kōrero for World Contraception Day World Contraception Day is dedicated to enabling rangatahi to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health. It’s about ensuring every pregnancy is a planned one – and it’s happening this Saturday, 26 September 2020. From herbs to honey, crocodile excrement and small stones, women …

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Contraceptive Pill

Short supply of depo and pill

Depo-provera & contraceptive pill in short supply New Zealand has a short supply of depo-provera, progestogen-only and the combined oral contraceptive pill. This is likely to continue in the short-term and alternative contraception is recommended. Make sure that you get in contact with your health professional to discuss your contraception options.  Take a look at …

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COVID-19-level-1

COVID-19: Contraception Services Alert Level 1 Health and disability services will be running as normal under Alert Level 1 but with some precautions. Access to Health Services Health and disability services will be running as normal under Alert Level 1 but some precautions will be in place to protect people who are vulnerable to severe …

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COVID-19-level-2

COVID-19: Contraception Services Alert Level 2 At Alert Level 2, there are differences in how we access health and disability services.  Access to Health Services The Ministry of Health website provides some key information on the differences at Level 2. Key things to understand: Services will open and operate normally where possible, while managing public …

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COVID-19 Level 3

COVID-19: Contraception Services Alert Level 3 In response to COVID-19, most healthcare services are experiencing some limitations. This may mean that the way you access health services may change. Access to Services General practices, iwi-hauora services and other health providers across the Bay of Plenty are providing essential medical services during COVID-19 Alert Level 3. …

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Fit & Forget – the most effective contraceptive

Wāhine across the Bay of Plenty can now get FREE (*eligibility applies) access to the most effective contraception from your family practice or general practice. There is no charge for your appointments, for the contraception, or for the fitting and/or removal of long lasting contraception. See FAQs page for more information on eligibility. Fit & …

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Peer Educator Promo

Protected&Proud Peer Educator Workshop

The PROTECTED&PROUD Peer Educator Programme is a community-level initiative. It is about wāhine connecting with other wāhine through contraceptive kōrero. Peer educators will receive training to support their role. Training will include awareness and understanding about the contraceptive choices available to our wāhine including the most effective forms of contraception and where to access free …

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