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Widening contraceptive choice for women welcomed

30 October 2019

Universal funding for long acting reversible contraceptives Mirena and Jaydess from November is increasing choice for New Zealand women, says the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG).
 
RANZCOG Vice-President Dr John Tait said RANZCOG New Zealand has been advocating for equitable access to long acting reversible contraceptives for a long time and welcomed PHARMAC’s announcement.
 
“Long acting reversible contraceptives are an effective and convenient contraceptive choice for women and their use is known to reduce hysterectomy and abortion rates”, said Dr Tait. “Improved quality of life for women with heavy menstrual bleeding, chronic pelvic pain and endometriosis is a significant benefit of long acting reversible contraceptive use. Excessive menstrual blood loss interferes with a women's physical, emotional and social well-being.”
 
Dr Tait said unintended pregnancy rates reduce with the use of long acting reversible contraceptives, as does the risk of progression to endometrial cancers. “RANZCOG is pleased PHARMAC has recognised the significant health benefits to New Zealand women that universal funding of Mirena and Jaydess will bring.”
 
RANZCOG New Zealand is dedicated to promoting equitable access for all women to health services in Aotearoa.

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