womens health

Contraception, LARC insertions and managing menstrual challenges

Session Date: Friday 27 March, 2020
Time:  9.00am - 12.00pm
Meals: Morning tea is provided
Advance Booking Required: Yes (Maximum capacity 40)


  • $250 (if you are also attending the Goodfellow Symposium starting Saturday)
  • $300 (if you are not attending the Goodfellow Symposium)

This workshop, led by Orna McGinn, is an interactive tutorial on practical procedures where the participant will have the opportunity to practice techniques on supplied models.

Contraception, LARC insertions such as IUS, IUD and implants will be discussed, as well as the use of local anaesthetic in IUD insertion, including cervical and paracervical blocks.

The session will also include menorrhagia and abnormal uterine bleeding, when pipelles should be considered and integration into current (Auckland) health pathways.


Dr Orna McGinn

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.

Dr Simon Edmonds
Simon is dual trained in general surgery and gynaecology, with a special interest in the management of severe endometriosis and laparoscopic/minimally invasive surgical techniques in the treatment of pelvic pathology, including laparoscopic hysterectomy and complex adhesions.

He moved to New Zealand in 2010, where he worked for 8 years at Middlemore Hospital in South Auckland, as the lead for minimally invasive surgery and as clinical lead in gynaecology 2011-2014. He was the Training Programme Director for the Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society (AGES) 2-year training fellowship, one of only 2 such accredited hospitals in NZ. He left the public system in 2018 and now works solely at Ascot Central Women’s Clinic.  He is the NZ board member for AGES (2015-2019) and is lead for gynaecology on the Clinical Advisory Board at Mercy/Ascot Hospitals in Auckland. He is also a member of the Endometriosis Specialists Advisory Group of the charitable trust Endometriosis NZ.


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