Contraceptive update and current challenges in NZ

WEBINAR: Tuesday, 12 March 2019: 7.30 - 8.45 pm

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,
Clinical Director of Primary Care Womens Health
General Practitioner

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

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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