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- Abortion Law Reform Association New Zealand Inc. : ALRANZ
The site provides information about the organisation; the history of abortion laws in New Zealand and and proposals for change.
- Abortion services in New Zealand
Services available in New Zealand for termination of pregnancy and how to access them. Includes background information about abortion.
- Auckland Women's Centre
A community house for women that provides a meeting place for all women and offer a range of courses and services provided by women in a women-only environment.
- Auckland Women's Health Council
A voluntary organisation of individual women and women's groups who have an interest in women's health issues. The Council has a special interest in patient rights, ethics, informed consent and decision-making in health care, advocacy and the Code of Health Consumers' Rights. Some newsletter articles are available in full text.
- Breast health New Zealand
Awareness material, research, books, art, links to other useful sites, and a data base of New Zealand services can all be found on this site.
- Female genital mutilation : information for health & child protection professionals
Part of the programme for educating immigrant women coming to New Zealand from countries where female genital mutilation is still practiced. Provides information on the beliefs and consequences of female genital mutilation, along with online resources and links to publications.
- Fertility NZ
FertilityNZ is the public identity of the non-profit organisation, New Zealand Infertility Society, formed in 1990. Committed to promoting the well being and welfare of all people with fertility problems. The web site includes information about the Society, local groups and events, issues, pamphlets and the newsletter Pathways.
- Fuel Aotearoa : empowering athletic girls and women through education
Site created by Dr Holly Thorpe and Maria Bentley. Aims to provide female athletes, exercising girls and women, coaches and family with information about the physiological, psychological and social aspects of low energy availability and the female athlete triad.
- Gisborne Cervical Screening Inquiry
A website for the Ministerial Inquiry into the under-reporting of cervical smear abnormalities in the Gisborne region. Also includes the full text of the final report.
- Home Birth Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Provides information about the home birth option, including local home birth associations and midwives.
- Insight Endometriosis : a community-based Charitable Trust working collaboratively to empower women
Support network for women and girls affected by endometriosis, site has information about the condition and personal stories.
- Journal / New Zealand College of Midwives (Inc.)
Journal of New Zealand College of Midwives promote women's health issues as they relate to childbearing women and their families and the view of childbirth as a normal life event for the majority of women, and the midwifery profession's role in effecting this. Issues are available in PDF format.
- La Leche League New Zealand
Offers breastfeeding information and support.
- Look Good Feel Better New Zealand
Free service offered to women undergoing treatment for cancer. Workshops are offered throughout New Zealand and are designed to help attendees restore and enhance their appearance both during and after treatment. The website features information for health professionals, fundraisers and volunteers.
- Maternity Services Consumer Council
The Council provides information on maternity services to individuals and community groups.
- Midwifery Council of New Zealand
Information about the organisation and midwifery in New Zealand. Promotes advancing midwifery as a profession, excellence in practice and improved health outcomes for people.
- Miscarriage Support Auckland Inc.
Miscarriage Support Auckland is a team of volunteers of various ages who have all experienced the loss of our own babies and would like to give others emotional support.
- National Screening Unit : a separate unit of the Ministry of Health
Information about the NSU and its screening programmes: breast screening, cervical screening, antenatal HIV screening, newborn metabolic screening, and the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Programme.
- Natural Fertility NZ : from prevention to conception
Supports women from puberty to menopause. The organisation provides information and teaching about natural family planning and fertility awareness.
- New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation website
The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation is a charitable trust that aims to educate all New Zealand women about breast cancer and the importance of early detection, while working towards the goal of compete control of the disease. The site provides information about both the Foundation and breast cancer.
- New Zealand Breastfeeding Authority
Promotes and supports breastfeeding in New Zealand as the normal method of infant feeding. Site includes links to other organisations and publications.
- New Zealand College of Midwives (Inc.) : midwifery
Information about the organisation and midwifery for midwives and those wishing to know about them. Lists New Zealand midwives by region. Links to related sites.
- New Zealand Endometriosis Foundation Inc.
The New Zealand Endometriosis Foundation Inc. and its support network offer education, information and support for girls and women with endometriosis and others interested in this disease. In addition to information about the Foundation and the disease, the web site offers details of publications for purchase and an educational programme suitable for senior secondary school and tertiary students.
- Nga Maia o Aotearoa me te Wai Pounamu
National collective of Maori Midwives, Kaumatua, Wahine Toa, Kaiako & Tauira, formed to reclaim traditional birthing practices.
- P.A.T.H.S. : Post Abortion Trauma Healing Service
Information site which offers insights into life after abortion, the possible effects and impacts on people and their relationships.
- Parents Centres New Zealand Inc.
Parents Centre provides: childbirth and parenting education, and support and advocacy for families. Their web site includes information about Parents Centres, pregnancy, fatherhood, and babies and preschoolers.
- Positive Women : supporting women and families in New Zealand living with HIV and AIDS
A support organisation for women and families living with HIV or AIDS. Raises awareness of HIV and AIDS in the community through educational programmes with a focus on prevention and de-stigmatisation.
- Pregnancy Help : confidential support for women and their families
Pregnancy Help assists women who are or have recently been pregnant, their families/whanau.
- Te Kupenga Whakaoti Mahi Patunga = National Network of Stopping Violence Services
The Network aims to end all forms of violence, abuse and oppression. Includes information about violence within New Zealand society and where to go for help. Includes downloadable factsheets and reports.
- Trauma and birth stress, PTSD after childbirth
A charitable trust support group for mothers suffering from PTSD a form of mental illness that can happen following stressful and traumatic pregnancies or births.
- Women's Health Action Trust : [web site]
The Women's Health Action Trust is a charitable trust with the aims of providing women with high quality information and education services to enable them to maintain their health and make informed choices about their health care. It has a health promotion and disease prevention focus, with a special interest in screening. The site provides online information about many aspects of women's health and health services.