News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

Family Planning and Natural Fertility Sign MOU

Family Planning New Zealand and Natural Fertility New Zealand have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see the two organisations work together in areas of common interest.

The two organisations have formalised a working relationship that will include staff training and information sharing.

FPA Executive Director, Dr Gill Greer, said it made sense for the two organisations to work together - particularly in the area of reproductive health education where both Family Planning and Natural Fertility have a key role to play.

"It's sensible to share resources where possible and collaborate on new information and research. Staff training opportunities will be explored too," Dr Greer said.

"Both organisations are working to ensure New Zealanders have the information they need to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health - and while the services we each offer differ - our collaboration on these issues can only benefit our clients,” Dr Greer said.

Natural Fertility Chief Executive, Judith Soper, said there were occasions when there was a cross-over of clients seeking fertility information - and the staff of the two organisations would continue to ensure clients were put in touch with the organisation that best suited their requirements.

"We know our education services are used by a range of New Zealanders, including couples in long-term relationships who are planning to start a family - or wanting to use natural fertility methods to manage the spacing of their children. For other reproductive health services and information, we refer people to FPA," Ms Soper said.

The memorandum of understanding was signed in Wellington last week by the FPA National Council President, Linda Penno and Natural Fertility President, Michael Baines. For more information about FPA and Natural Fertility New Zealand check out their websites - www.fpanz.org.nz or www.naturalfertility.co.nz

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Gordon Campbell: Best New Music Of 2017

Any ‘best of list’ has to be an exercise in wishful thinking, given the splintering of everyone’s listening habits... But maybe… it could be time for the re-discovery of the lost art of listening to an entire album, all the way through. Just putting that idea out there. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Ten x Ten - One Hundred of Te Papa's Best-Loved Art Works

An idiosyncratic selection by ten art curators, each of whom have chosen ten of their favourite works. Handsomely illustrated, their choices are accompanied by full-page colour prints and brief descriptions of the work, explaining in straightforward and approachable language why it is of historical, cultural, or personal significance. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Portacom City - Reporting On Canterbury Earthquakes

In Portacom City Paul Gorman describes his own deeply personal story of working as a journalist during the quakes, while also speaking more broadly about the challenges that confront reporters at times of crisis. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Christopher Pugsley’s The Camera in the Crowd - Filming in New Zealand Peace and War 1895-1920

Pugsley brings to life 25 exhilarating years of film making and picture screening in a sumptuously illustrated hardback published by Oratia that tells the story through surviving footage unearthed from the national film archives. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland