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Napier Conference Centre

24-25 August 2019


Saturday 24 August


New Zealand has a high rate of unplanned pregnancy but a low rate of use of the most effective forms of contraception, LARC (Long Acting Reversible Contraception).


Why are these the best options for many women?

What are the barriers to their use in Primary Care, and how can we change this?

What about bleeding with Jadelle…365 day pill taking….good options for postnatal contraception?


This will be an interactive session - please bring any questions or email them beforehand to o.mcginn@auckland.ac.nz



Orna is a UK-trained GP with a particular interest in women’s health and contraception. She works part time in a busy Auckland practice and also runs a free contraception clinic in South Auckland for Counties Manukau DHB.

Since the beginning of 2019 she has been the Clinical Director of Primary Care Womens Health at Auckland District Health Board, a strategic role focused on improving services and providing educational and training opportunities for primary healthcare practitioners.

Her other passion is teaching and she has an honorary lecturer role in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department at the University of Auckland.


She moved to New Zealand from the UK in 2010 with her husband and two boys, and all agree it was a great decision.