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Contraception Use Survey 2020

Tuesday, October 6, 2020


A new survey conducted by Family Planning aimed to learn more about what contraception people use, how they get it, and how we might improve access for all people who want to use it.

Respondents told us:

  • The most common contraceptive methods that people are currently using are the oral contraceptive pill (39%) and condoms (33%).
  • Nearly a quarter (24%) are not using their preferred contraceptive method. The most common reason why, from the list of options provided, was because they have not found the time to get it (25%), followed by cost (20%).
  • Five per cent reported experiencing conscientious objection from a healthcare practitioner when seeking contraception.

The report includes three recommendations to improve contraception use: promote awareness and education about the full range of contraceptive options; reduce stigma and shame, particularly among young people, and invest in sexual and reproductive health services.

Read the full survey report.

Media coverage:

'Patients made to feel "disgusting" for seeking contraceptives - survey' Stuff

'Major barriers remain for New Zealanders accessing contraception - survey' 1 News

'Some family doctors refuse to prescribe contraception - survey' RNZ

'"Surprising" level of moral opposition to providing contraception for patients' NZ Doctor

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