DECIDE: If you're thinking about having an abortion, www.DECIDE.org.nz has the information you need about abortion services, abortion care, and how to find a provider near you. You can call 0800 DECIDE (0800 332 433) 8am-6pm Monday to Friday and 9am until 1pm on Saturday. 

Search

Added to cart

[Product name]

Quantity: 1

Out of Stock Request Form

Unfortunately we do not have enough stock for your order.


Please contact us at resource@familyplanning.org.nz.


New National Abortion Telehealth Service announced

Thursday, February 24, 2022

National News

Yesterday (23 February) Associate Health Minister Dr Ayesha Verrall announced a new National Abortion Telehealth Service, in an effort to improve equitable access to abortion services in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The free service, called DECIDE, will focus on enabling people to access early medical abortions and will include information, advice, referrals, counselling and consultations with health practitioners, giving women a free and flexible option.

“The service was a definite step forward and it should reduce the stigma and other challenges people face when trying to access abortion services,” says Family Planning chief executive Jackie Edmond.

“While we have seen a growing demand for virtual consultations and advice, DECIDE isn’t a replacement for other face-to-face services, it’s about more options.”

The service is funded by the Ministry of Health and operated by Family Planning New Zealand and Magma Healthcare.

Read the Minister’s announcement here.

Read more on Stuff here.

Family Planning has clinics located throughout New Zealand. Use the clinic finder to find your nearest clinic.

Know someone who would
like to read this? Share it.