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BPJ SE February 2010

Best Practice Journal

Key Concepts

Key Concepts for Termination of Pregnancy in New Zealand View Article

Termination Law In New Zealand

The Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act 1977 and the Crimes Act 1961 (amendments 1977 & 1978) are the basis for the law governing termination in New Zealand. View Article

The Role of the GP

The Role of the GP in Termination of Pregnancy in New Zealand View Article

Methods of Termination

Methods of Termination of Pregnancy in New Zealand View Article

Management of side effects and complications

The data on complications due to terminations performed in New Zealand is incomplete. Approximately 30% of women return to their referring general practitioner for follow-up therefore there are no reliable figures available. The follow up visit is important to ensure that both the physical, and psychological health is maintained and contraception organised. View Article

Access to Services

At present in New Zealand, there are issues around equity of access. The majority of DHBs are either experiencing access issues, or expect to, due to workforce constraints and, in some areas lack of facilities. This is especially so for second trimester terminations. View Article

Appendix 1: Recommended methods of termination for different gestations

Appendix 1: Recommended methods of termination for different gestations View Article

References

Termination of Pregnancy in New Zealand References View Article