Contraception update

WEBINAR: Tuesday 13 April 2021, 7.30 - 8.45pm

Following the consolidation of various contraception guidelines, the recently released New Zealand Aotearoa’s guidance on contraception is intended to improve the quality, consistency and standardisation of contraceptive practice and will support access to suitable contraception for anyone who needs it.  

Helen Paterson discusses what this means for primary care, including:

  • effective contraception counselling
  • contraception after pregnancy
  • the combined oral contraceptive pill
  • LARCs.



Dr Helen Paterson

Helen is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago. She is passionate about reducing inequities in women’s health care she works to achieve this through research with recent publications on the proactive provision of contraception. Engaging with the sector, she sat on the NZ contraception guidelines advisory group is the education advisor to NZCSRH and was part of the team that produced the recent HQSNZ contraceptive use by women project 

She is the director of the woman’s health bus working to reduce geographic inequities in the Southern region.


This webinar is supported by an independent medical education grant from:


This presentation is intended for qualified health practitioners professional development and should not be relied upon for any other purpose. Any opinions offered are those of the presenter or other speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of Goodfellow Unit.

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