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Family Planning-Teaching about pornography

Pornography is generally not handled confidently within current sexuality education programmes and is frequently asked about by young people. Family Planning has produced What’s in a story, a four-lesson resource kit for Year 10 teachers that addresses the role of pornography. This resource is designed to help young people understand that the pornography they may […]



Family Planning-Sexuality Education-What young people think

The voice of young people is seldom heard in the conversation around sexuality education in New Zealand schools. Family Planning recently asked some recent school leavers about what they’d learned in sexuality education – and with the benefit of hindsight, what they wish they’d learned. Their opinions are insightful, important and should be heard. Visit […]



Family Planning-New alcohol-themed poster

Family Planning has just released a new addition to the It’s about Mana series which aims to provide young men with positive messages about relationships and their roles and behaviour within them. This A4 poster features the message “if they are really wasted, I just won’t go there” to promote thinking about the impact of […]



Family Planning-Sexuality from a Māori perspective

Ngā Kākano in a free resource for whānau with tamariki aged 8 to 12 that looks at sex and sexuality from a Māori perspective. It includes ideas on how whānau can best communicate with their tamariki on this very important, but often uncomfortable subject at an age where there are many changes going on. Ngā […]



Life Explorer Still Available

Encouraging and supporting young people to make informed decisions about their future The Life Explorer has been developed specifically for use with 11 – 13 year olds, and is aligned with The New Zealand Curriculum. Life Explorer is an interactive learning resource, designed to deliver key messages and to encourage discussion about future goals and healthy relationships. […]



Tiakina Tōu Whakapapa – Poster Set (3)

Taking care of our present and future generations This set of 3 A2 posters is themed Tâne Mâori Respecting Past, Present and Future Generations. The posters include the importance of knowing your cultural identity, being connected with Whânau, Hapū and Iwi, and the importance of your place in the world. The messages on the posters […]



What You Drink Affects The Way You Think

Family Planning and Orientation Week Last month it was O-Week time! Family Planning went into overdrive withcompetitions, crosswords, quiz nights and of course loads of free Durex condoms and lube sachets. Our theme for O-Week is “Study hard, play safe”. This focuses on safety while partying and is designed to raise awareness of how alcohol […]



Family Planning Information Briefing

The Family Planning Information Briefing is a bimonthly electronic publication produced by the Family Planning Library, containing synopses of recently published articles related to sexual and reproductive health, links to useful and educational websites, details of upcoming events and conferences and of new materials received in the Family Planning Library. If you would like to be […]



Family Planning’s Glenys Wood

Glenys Wood retired from Family Planning in December 2012 after a career with us spanning an incredible 37 years and seven months. After beginning with us as a volunteer, at the time of her retirement, Glenys was the Health Promotion Area Manager for a six-strong team of health promoters working in an area from south […]