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Contraceptive update and current challenges in NZ

Dr Orna McGinn will discuss the current recommendations and guidelines for the prescription of all types of contraception, as well as covering issues with contraceptive access in NZ and how this impacts teenage pregnancy and child poverty here. Orna will review the new Ministry of Health funding for long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) which includes increased access for certain groups of women, as well as increased practitioner training.

Key topics to be covered:

  • contraception for women over 40 years
  • contraception after pregnancy
  • quick starting contraception
  • emergency contraception
  • extended regimes for oral contraception.





Dr Orna McGinn

General Practitioner, Clinical Director of Primary Care Womens Health

Orna has been in New Zealand 8 years after working as a GP and family planning doctor in the UK since 1999.
She works part time as a GP in Pakuranga and also works in a DHB funded free contraception clinic in Mangere, South Auckland.
In addition she teaches Womens Health at the University of Auckland and is currently the Clinical Director of Primary Care Womens Health at Auckland DHB. To contact Orna Click here